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IRONY ALERT: Elizabeth Warren Campaign in Debt Despite Raising Record Amount

December 5, 2012

The Boston Globe reports that despite raising and eye-popping $42 million in the 2012 senate race, the Elizabeth Warren campaign is in debt.

Have no fear MA taxpayers, I’m sure she’ll manage your money with much more caution…

Elizabeth Warren – who knows a thing or two about debt and bankruptcy – disclosed today that she has a surprising debt of her own to pay down.

Even after raising a whopping $42 million for her Senate race this year – more than any other congressional candidate in the country – the senator-elect from Massachusetts told her supporters that her campaign does not have enough cash to pay its bills.

In an e-mail, the Harvard Law professor – considered one of the nation’s preeminent scholars of American debt – asked for donations to help her wash away the red ink.

Warren did not say how much debt she needs to pay down, but blamed the shortfall in part on the thousands of volunteers who flocked to her campaign, saying “that meant even more last-minute coffee and pizza.”

“One of the results of our embarrassment of riches was, well I’ll come out and say it – we ended up with a little bit of debt,” Warren wrote. “Everyone, we need a little more money to pay off our final bills. Can you help one more time?”

A campaign official said Warren owes just $400,000 – less than 1 percent of the $42 million she raised.

Don’t you love how the Boston Globe couches the entire story in a soft fuzzy blanket of claims that it’s OK because Elizabeth Warren is some sort of expert on debt? Not so far…

Hey, can’t Elizabeth Warren just take the money from all those evil millionaires and billionaires she endlessly demonized for months?

William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection calls this beyond words.

I have a few choice words I’ll keep to myself.

Take a good long look at your future, Bay Staters. If Elizabeth Warren doesn’t care about spending too much of her own money, you can bet your last dollar she won’t think twice about wasting yours.

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  1. February 15, 2013 5:43 pm

    SO, the debt will be paid and America will be a better place because Elizabeth Warren is in Washington, DC!

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