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Elizabeth Warren Makes Year-End Pitch To Help Retire 2012 Campaign Debt

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, faces reporters as Mass.
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, faces reporters as Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, right, looks on during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Boston. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren to join the Banking Committee. A Senate Democratic official confirmed Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, that Warren's appointment was likely, but cautioned nothing was final until the Democratic caucus approves the move. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Elizabeth Warren is making one last plea to supporters to help retire her campaign debt after her pricey senate race against Republican Scott Brown.

By November 1, 2012, Warren and Brown had spent nearly $68 million in their heated election battle, shattering previous fundraising and spending records in Massachusetts. Warren kicked off her campaign fundraising with a bang, raising $5.7 million in the last three months of 2011.

Warren's chief of staff, Mindy Myers, sent an email to the Democrat's supporters saying the campaign has set a goal of raising another $200,000 by midnight Dec. 31.

In the e-mail, Myers says Warren is ready to be sworn in next week, but needs help paying the campaign's final year-end bills.

Warren defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown last month in what was easily the most expensive campaign in Massachusetts history.

Despite raising $42 million, Warren ended the campaign more than $400,000 in the hole.

Warren's victory was a major win for liberals in the Senate. The Sen.-elect recently secured a spot on the Senate Banking Committee, along with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).

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