Elizabeth Warren Has Raised More Money Than Nearly Any Senator Ever

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Whether Warren is preparing for a presidential run or simply bracing for attacks come midterms remains unclear.

According to Politico, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is sitting on more campaign money than "any other senator in modern history". Together with networking and shoring up shaky Democratic relationships, Warren is looking well-prepared should a run against President Donald Trump be in her future.

It’s part of a conscious break from the heads-down posture that Warren purposefully maintained during the first five years of her Senate career, a wide range of Democrats close to the Massachusetts senator and her tight-knit political operation told POLITICO. And it’s representative of Warren’s tricky navigation between the wishes of advocates who want her cutting a clear path to 2020, and supporters who think her best bet is to run up the score in her reelection race this year.

Warren currently boasts a campaign stash of $12.8 million and has taken on a team of researchers charged with discovering any and all issues in her past that might invite attacks during her campaign efforts.

“Big money is already running attack ads against her, and she is and should be taking them very seriously. She won the first time with a formidable grass-roots organization, and she should be doing the same thing again,” said former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988, who keeps in touch with Warren. “There will be plenty of time after that to think about the national scene.”