After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) jumped into the Massachusetts Senate race on Friday to raise money for Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez, freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) countered with her own call for donations for Democratic candidate Rep. Ed Markey's (D-MA) campaign.
McConnell sent an email via the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday pledging to match any donations three times up $32,000.
Warren has been hitting the pavement for Markey's campaign in Boston as the race grinds toward the election on June 25, including an appearance with First Lady Michelle Obama last week. Over the weekend she used her clout to match McConnell's fundraising goal.
"Mitch McConnell said it himself: Gabriel Gomez will help right-wing Republicans and Tea Party radicals to stop President Obama's agenda," Warren wrote in a Friday email. "If Mitch McConnell can raise $32,000 for Gabriel Gomez today, why don’t we match it for our friend Ed Markey?"
A Warren aide told the Huffington Post that the email raised $65,000 for Markey's campaign.