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Elizabeth Warren Raises $12.1 Million In Third Quarter

10/15/2012 09:55 am ET | Updated Oct 17, 2012

Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that her campaign raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter.

The campaign said that it raised over $7 million in September alone. It also said that 80 percent of donations were $50 or less, and more than half were $25 or less.

The numbers represent a staggering amount in the nation's most expensive U.S. Senate race, where Warren has raised more than any Congressional candidate. Warren and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) have also agreed not to allow third-party groups to run ads, which have blanketed airwaves in other states like Ohio and Virginia.

Warren has consistently outraised Brown in quarters, though he started out with a huge cash-on-hand advantage leftover from his 2010 special election. Warren's campaign did not release its cash-on-hand figure.

Warren raised $8.67 million in the second quarter. On Aug. 17, Warren had $12.3 million in cash-on-hand, while Brown had almost $14.2 million, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

The Brown campaign announced later Monday morning that it raised $7.45 million in the third quarter, Brown's best figure to date. The campaign also said that it had $10.3 million in cash on hand.

Warren has a narrow edge over Brown according to recent polls. The HuffPost Pollster average gives her a 47.7 percent to 45.5 percent edge over Brown.

“Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Pratt, Warren's finance director, in a statement Monday. “While Scott Brown has stood with billionaires, big oil and Wall Street -- and supports Republican control of the Senate -- Elizabeth Warren has been there for middle class families and small businesses. This strong support will help propel the campaign to victory in November.”

This post has been updated to include Brown's third quarter numbers.

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