The news just keeps getting worse for Elizabeth Warren.
The Washington Examiner reports today that even the left wing group Moveon.org is admitting they may have to pull the plug on the Elizabeth Warren campaign.
Though the article quotes Moveon.org officials as placing their possible abandonment of Warren in the context of an overall decline in contributions, the guarded phrasing sounds on ominous tone for the beleaguered Massachusetts Democrat and candidate for U.S. Senate, who this weekend faces a grass-roots challenge from feisty immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco.
According to this afternoon’s article in the Examiner:
Without a rush of new cash, MoveOn says it will have to give up efforts to elect Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, help the recall fight against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and energize younger voters who’ve soured on Washington.
“It's like picking which of your kids you love the most. I just can't do it,” said MoveOn in an email plea. “If we can’t increase our budget, we might have to dramatically scale back or pull the plug on some of MoveOn’s most important election efforts this year."
DeFranco’s campaign has yet to raise more than $50,000, while Warren has raised millions, most of it raised from out of state, including Hollywood celebrities such as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
But this weekend, if DeFranco wins 15% of the delegate votes at the Democratic Party’s State Convention in Springfield, she will be guaranteed a spot on the September primary ballot.
DeFranco has challenged Ms. Warren to a series of one-on-one debates, yet Warren has dodged those requests with the same grace and style she’s used to dodge questions from Boston Herald reporters and local television stations.
Michael Patrick Leahy is a Breitbart News contributor, Editor of Broadside Books’ Voices of the Tea Party e-book series, and author of Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.