The Hill has a post about Senator Elizabeth Warren's "growing clout" that should make many a Progressive smile and nod. It may even send a thrill up some Democratic legs. Clout coming from the left can do that.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has emerged as one of the top fundraisers for Senate Democratic candidates in the midterm election campaign, filling a void left by the absence of Hillary Clinton.
Warren, who was elected to her first term in 2012, has already raised more than $2.3 million for Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle, according to her staff. She has also transferred $100,000 from her campaign account to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
“She’s the biggest draw so far,” said a Senate Democratic campaign aide, referring to Warren’s knack for getting donors to open up their checkbooks.
Lets hope a few of the donors she appeals to have checkbooks the size of the Koch brothers'.
The article goes on about how, when it comes to fundraising, Hillary Clinton is "staying on the sidelines" these days, but Senator Clout is stepping up in a big way, which only "accentuates her influence." This is great news, because Dems badly need to keep the majority in the Senate, and that is exactly what Senator Warren aims to do.
Pretty impressive for a freshman, says The Hill. Even more impressive is her appeal to women voters, who overwhelmingly vote for Democrats.
But this was my favorite sentence in the entire piece:
Democratic strategists and political experts say Warren’s growing clout could shift the caucus to the left, especially on economic and financial regulatory issues.
We need 100 more Elizabeth Warrens.