Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren speaks to supporters at a campaign event.

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Warren Faces Campaign Debt

December 6, 2012

U.S. Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren says despite raising $42 million, her campaign finished in the red and she's asking supporters for a "little more money" to pay off the debt.

Warren, a Democrat who defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown last month, sent a letter to supporters on Wednesday December 5th asking for donations to help pay the campaign's final bills.

She cited higher-than-expected costs for feeding more than 20,000 volunteer workers around the state on Election Day and for renting vans to drive prospective voters to polling places. A campaign official who requested anonymity because final campaign finance reports had yet to be filed pegged the debt at less than $400,000.

The Warren-Brown race was the most expensive political race in Massachusetts history, and apparently the costliest U.S. Senate race in the country this year.

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