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Elizabeth Warren drops bid for 2020 presidential race

By | Rachel Brooks

Staff | Telegraph Local 

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Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the U.S. Presidential election race, The New York Times reports. The Los Angeles Times reported that Warren built her campaign on a failed attempt to bridge the gap between the Democratic Party’s “left and right flanks.” She conducted a progressive campaign to unite both liberal and moderate Democrats. 

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Warren has not yet named a candidate to endorse, stating that it is “too soon.”She made these comments on Thursday, as quoted by the LA Times. 

“I may not be in the race for President in 2020, but this fight—our fight—is not over. And our place in this fight has not ended.”

Warren likewise said this, as quoted by the LA Times, 

“Never again can anyone say that the only way that a newcomer can get a chance to be a plausible candidate is to take money from corporate executives and billionaires.” Warren staked her campaign on grassroots attempts. She failed to win the 18 states needed for the nomination, but she did rise relatively higher in the race than a number of her other Democratic “newcomer” counterparts. 

The LA Times stated that Warren will be under heavy pressure to endorse fellow progressive Sanders. So far, the other dropouts from the race have mostly backed Biden with their endorsements. Warren’s endorsement of Sanders would break from this trend. Warren and Sanders have been described as having a “longtime friendship and ideological kinship” by the LA Times. Should Warren back one of the current candidates, it seems likely to be Sanders. However, Warren backed Clinton in the 2016 race. This was after the primary race was clear. It may be that Warren is waiting to make her endorsement until she knows who the Democratic nominee will be.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Elizabeth Warren making this statement, 

“We didn’t reach our goal, but what we have done together—what you have done—has made a lasting difference. It’s not the scale of the difference we wanted to make, but it matters—and the changes will have ripples for years to come.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden campaign and Ms. Warren had spoken via the phone on Wednesday. They did not give details of this conversation. Mr. Sanders also stated on Wednesday that he spoke to Ms. Warren. He has declined to tell The Wall Street Journal whether or not he had asked for her endorsement. 

Mr. Biden had this to say regarding Warren’s continued influence over the U.S. Presidential Election 2020.  He called her the “fiercest of fighters” via his Twitter. Then, he also made the following comment, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal, 

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“We needed her voice in this race, and we need her continued work in the Senate.”

The Hill also quoted, within the last hour, Ms. Warren’s comments about her campaign run, 

“We didn’t reach our goal, but what we have done together — what you have done — has made a lasting difference. It’s not the scale of the difference we wanted to make, but it matters — and the changes will have ripples for years to come.” 

 

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