Politics

Warren’s PAC Spreading Cash Around in Swing Senate States

Doled out money to state parties in Alabama, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Montana, and Nevada

The leadership PAC for  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., disbursed campaign cash in swing Senate seats including Missouri, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Montana. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A number of state Democratic parties and committees got a helping hand from a PAC affiliated with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the last fundraising quarter.

PAC for a Level Playing field, Warren’s leadership PAC, donated to state Democratic parties where Democrats are trying to be competitive, according to the PAC’s quarterly FEC report that was filed on Friday.

The PAC gave $5,000 to state Democratic parties in Nevada, where Rep. Jacky Rosen is running to challenge incumbent Republican Dean Heller, and Arizona, where Democrats are hoping to pick up the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

The PAC also gave $5,000 to the state parties and committees where Democrats are defending their seats.

Among them are New Mexico, home of Sen. Martin Heinrich; Sen. Jon Tester in Montana; Pennsylvania, where Sen. Bob Casey will likely run against Rep. Lou Barletta; Missouri, home of Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of the most vulnerable incumbent Democrats; Florida, where Sen. Bill Nelson is running; and Michigan, home of Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

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The PAC also gave to Cantwell Victory 2018, to assist Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell and to the State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama. But the time stamp shows she gave to the committee on December 26, after Sen. Doug Jones’ surprising special election victory.

The other state parties that received cash from Warren's PAC were Texas, where Rep. Beto O’Rourke is engaged in a long shot challenge against Sen. Ted Cruz, and neighboring New Hampshire, where there is not an election this year but where Sen. Maggie Hassan pulled off a squeaker in 2016.

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