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In Mass. Senate race Elizabeth Warren outspends rest of the country (+video)

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who is running for Senate in Massachusetts against Rep. Scott Brown, had raised $12.1 million as of Sept. 30. Warren has outspent all other candidates for the US Senate in the nation.

By James B. KelleherReuters / October 15, 2012

Democrat Elizabeth Warren extends her hand as she arrives at Brooksby Village to campaign for the US Senate in Peabody, Mass., Monday.

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Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic hopeful in a hotly contested Massachusetts race, was the top fundraiser among US Senate candidates in the third quarter with $12.1 million, according to reports from candidates on Monday.

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Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren campaigning in Massachusetts

Monday was the deadline for political campaigns to file their fund-raising reports with the Federal Election Commission for the quarter ended September 30.

Warren is in a tight race with Republican incumbent Senator Scott Brown, one of about a dozen contests nationally that will determine whether Democrats keep majority control of the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of at least four seats to take the majority.

Warren easily out-raised Brown, but fell short of a spot in the money-raising record books, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

"It's definitely a large quarterly total and puts her in the top tier," said Bob Biersack, a senior fellow at the Center for Responsive Politics. "But it's not unprecedented."

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