Warren Ends 2020 Presidential Bid After Super Tuesday Losses

March 5, 2020 by Dan McCue
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a primary election night rally, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Eastern Market in Detroit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after a Super Tuesday route that saw her coming in third in her home state.

Warren’s announcement came shortly after a conference call with staff from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

During that call she told her staff the ideas that were “launched into the world” would “carry through for the rest of this election, and the one after that, and the one after that.”

In the end, it took less than a minute for her to suspend her campaign.

“I will not be running for president in 2020, but I guarantee I will stay in the fight for the hardworking folks across this country who have gotten the short end of the stick over and over. That’s been the fight of my life, and it will continue to be so,” she concluded.

The senator declined to make an endorsement at this stage.

“Not today,” Warren said, noting that she wanted more time to think about the decision.

On Tuesday, the senator appeared to be determined to remain in the race, even as it became clear that she was losing, and losing badly, in states stretching across the country.

Speaking to supporters in Detroit ahead of next week’s Michigan primary, she introduced herself as “the woman who’s going to beat Donald Trump.”

Warren was briefly a front-runner in the race last year, but ultimately proved unable to translate her appeal to a small group of progressives into something larger.

The senator reportedly spent much of Wednesday speaking to staffers and assessing her path forward.

In a memo to supporters after Super Tuesday, campaign manager Roger Lau said they were “obviously disappointed” by the results.

“She’s going to take time right now to think through the right way to continue this fight,” he wrote at the time. “There’s a lot at stake for this country and the millions of people who are falling further and further behind.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday afternoon that he had spoken to Warren earlier in the day, though it is uncertain if she will endorse him.

“It’s important for all of us to respect the time and space she needs to make her decision,” Sanders said. “She will make her own decision in her own time.”

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