A lot of very qualified, potentially strong Senate candidates raised less than $1 million over the last three months. Massachusetts Senate contender Elizabeth Warren has raised that much in the last 24 hours.
Warren's campaign said it had broken the seven-figure mark on its first money bomb around 9 p.m. this evening. Just 20 minutes later, they're close to $1.1 million, according to a running tally on her website.
There aren't many candidates who can muster that kind of support in a money bomb. One of them, though, is Warren's opponent: Almost exactly two years ago, when Republicans started to think they had a real shot at winning the seat, Sen. Scott Brown raised more than $1 million a day, three days in a row.
Warren and Brown are jockeying back and forth on the best method of keeping outside groups out of their race. Here's a novel concept: Both candidates could just buy up all the television air time themselves. After all, based on their ludicrous fundraising pace, it looks like they'll be able to afford it.