Elizabeth Warren Dropping Out of Race

Massachusetts senator ending her 2020 campaign
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2020 9:55 AM CST
Elizabeth Warren Dropping Out of Race
In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with members of the media after a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The writing may have been on the wall when she finished third in her home state of Massachusetts on Tuesday, but Elizabeth Warren is making it official. The Massachusetts senator will end her 2020 campaign, reports Politico, NBC News, and the Washington Post. Warren was expected to inform her staff Thursday. The New York Times notes that Warren's departure could be a boon to Bernie Sanders, assuming he's able to attract enough of her progressive supporters. Coverage notes that Warren was once seen as a front-runner, if not the front-runner, but the once-diverse Democratic field has now essentially narrowed to Sanders vs. Joe Biden, two white men in their late 70s.

Warren was on track to collect several dozen delegates from Super Tuesday voting, but that fell far short of expectations, notes Politico. Combined with Biden's surge, her campaign saw no path to victory. No word yet on when, or if, Warren will endorse anyone. In a quick post-mortem, the Post offers this: Warren came out strong with great debate performances, detailed policy proposals, and passionate speeches. "But in the end, her effort to straddle the liberal and centrist wings of the Democratic Party left her a toehold in neither," as Sanders and Biden "consolidated control over their respective camps." (More Elizabeth Warren stories.)

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