Top Tier 2020 Democrat Sends Out Desperate Email as Fundraising Fails Bigly

The overcrowded 2020 race is slowly but surely shrinking.

We’ve already seen a number of candidates transform into “also rans”, as well as a sharp distinction being drawn between the so-called “top tier” candidates and those who would be lucky to catch a VP nod in the coming weeks.

In the Democratic stratosphere, there are really only four candidates who’ve separated themselves from the pack:  Former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Bernies Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Warren has been one of the most volatile candidates in the race, constantly flirting with the top spot in state polling, but falling well short of Biden nationally.

Now it appears as though this undulation isn’t the only trouble Warren has found.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign told supporters in an email on Friday that, so far, it has raised just over $17 million in the fourth quarter, a significant drop from her fundraising haul during the third quarter.

The memo asks backers to step up giving to the campaign.

“So far this quarter, we’ve raised a little over $17 million. That’s a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter,” it says.

Warren finished the third quarter bringing in $24.6 million, which was much more than most of the other Democratic primary contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Sen. Bernie Sanders – who, like Warren, shuns big-money fundraisers – led the field with more than $25 million during the third quarter.

If the $17 million total stands that would represent a 30% drop from the previous quarter. The current quarter ends in four days.

There are now less than forty days until the Iowa Caucuses usher in the final stretch of the Democratic primaries, and Warren will need to make up some serious fiscal ground if she hopes to stand a chance at winning the nomination.