3:38 pm Sep. 14, 2012
Elizabeth Warren will be back in New York City on September 27, but this time it will be a lot less expensive to see her.
Warren delighted New York's liberal establishment when she roared into the Massachusetts Senate race last fall, as a proudly progressive champion of a robust social contract; she was feted at a high-dollar fundraiser on the Upper West Side with some of New York's most generous Democrats, and introduced by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
This time, she's being hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee at the Openhouse Gallery on Mulberry Street, and the tickets start at $100.
And instead of high-ranking elected officials, the host committee includes a co-creater of "The Daily Show," a comedian formerly of "The Onion," and the Working Families Party executive director Dan Cantor.
Warren's race against Republican incumbent Scott Brown has become the most expensive non-presidential race in this country this cycle, with more than $50 million spent in total.
Warren had raised more than $28 million as of the middle of last month, an impressive sum for a Senate candidate whose campaign has been aggressively targeted by the wealthy Wall Street donors who generally fill the coffers of high-profile candidates.