Sen. Scott Brown's, R-Mass., fundraising team has its anti-Elizabeth Warren pitch: outside groups sympathetic to Democrats can close the gap on Brown's financial advantage "in a matter of months."
In a memo circulated Wednesday morning to the Bay State Republican's finance committee, Brown's fundraising chief, John Cook, used Warren's announcement of her candidacy as the call to action to help Brown build his warchest, which stood at $9.6 million at the end of June.
"As many of you have heard, the long awaited Democratic 'front runner' opponent to Scott Brown announced her entrance into the Senate race today," Cook said in the email. "Needless to say, this elevates the profile of this race and ensures that it will be one of the most expensive and nationally covered elections in the country."
Cook then describes Warren as "a Liberal Harvard Law Professor from Oklahoma ... the clear favorite of Democratic party insiders ... President Obama's failed nominee for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau."
Cook warned that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had relocated a staffer to Massachusetts to help raise money and that outside groups were "preparing to pour money into this race in an effort to unseat Senator Brown."
"It's critical that we keep the fundraising momentum strong in the coming months because - while we have a good head start - the Democrats (via outside fundraising entities like Unions and DC groups like EMILY's List) have the resources to catch up in a matter of months," Cook said. "This is why we need your help now."
Brown, of course, expects to raise major cash from outside groups as well, including off Warren's role in designing the CFPB and regulating Wall Street.