US Sen. Warren sets $50,000 fundraising goal before new year

Warren isn't facing reelection in 2016

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hoping to raise an extra $50,000 before the end of the year.

The Massachusetts Democrat acknowledged in a fundraising email to supporters Monday that 2015 has been a tough year for Senate Democrats, who lost control of the chamber to Republicans.

She said Democrats have spent the year playing what she called “whack-a-mole on one horrible right-wing scheme after another.”

Warren isn’t facing reelection in 2016, but said she plans to crisscross the country to elect more Democrats and take back the Democratic majority in the Senate.

She also ticked off a series of legislative priorities, including fighting to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and to expand Social Security.

By Tuesday, Warren’s campaign said she had already raised more than $31,000 of her goal.

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