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Holy smokes: Elizabeth Warren just announced she raised an astounding $6.9 million in the first three months of the year, in her quest to unseat Republican Sen. Scott Brown. That's more than double the incumbent's take, who pulled in an already-impressive $3.4 mil in the first quarter. Warren previously reported that she's raised $2.5 mil within the state of Massachusetts, which I would also suspect is more than Brown took in from Bay State donors.

By comparison, Warren scored an amazing $5.7 mil in the final three months of 2011—an incredibly tough act to follow, I might add—which means her momentum is gaining. Brown raised $3.2 mil in the fourth quarter of last year, so while he's no slouch (and has a monster $15 million on hand), the enthusiasm powering Warren's campaign is really a sight to behold.

P.S. In a separate email, Warren says "Scott Brown still has $4 million more in the bank than we do," so her campaign must have about $11 mil cash-on-hand.

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