Dems Scramble to Face Unexpected Challenge

LAS VEGAS – Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s upping the ante.

The Democratic presidential candidate’s brutal take-down of rival Mike Bloomberg at this week’s prime-time nomination debate not only won her rave reviews, the progressive senator from Massachusetts also cashed in on the breakout performance.

“Since I stepped on the #DemDebate stage, our grassroots campaign has raised more than $5 million,” she touted on Twitter. “We’ve not only reached our critical goal of raising $7 million before the Nevada caucuses—we’re now raising it to $12 million.”

The infusion of cash – her team also highlighted that Warren’s hauled in $17 million since the start of February – came just in the nick of time.

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