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Elizabeth Warren Drops Out After Poor Super Tuesday Showing

Two days after she underwhelmed during the pivotal Super Tuesday contests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), once a top contender for the Democratic Party nomination, announced shes suspending her campaign, months after polls showed her performing well nationwide.

“I want to start with the news. I want all of you to hear it first, and I want you to hear it straight from me: Today, Im suspending our campaign for president. I know how hard all of you have worked. I know how you disrupted your lives to be part of this. I know you have families and loved ones you could have spent more time with. You missed them and they missed you. And I know you have sacrificed to be here,” Warren said in confirming her campaigns end, according to an email from her campaign.

Warren, like fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), had branded herself as a candidate who is a progressive fighter willing to take on a corrupt system. In 2019, she was drawing significant crowds before she released several policy plans, including her “Medicare for All,” which was summarily panned by fellow rivals for being impossible to implement and too expensive.

Meanwhile, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party never caught on to her message and instead have chosen Sanders, who, as in 2016, has generated a considerable amount of grassroots support and donors. Former Vice President Joe Biden, along with several other candidates who recently dropped out, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), took away any moderate voters that Warren hoped to garner.

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston Ahead Of SC Primary
Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston Ahead Of SC Primary
Democratic presidential candidates (L–R) former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Tom Steyer onstage prior to the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 25, 2020. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A pivotal moment in the election—and one that likely further doomed her campaign—was when news broke in January that Warren said Sanders had told her in 2018 that he didnt believe a woman could defeat President Donald Trump. The report led to a confrontation between Sanders and Warren on the debate stage, where Sanders denied that he made the assertion.

President Trump, who has repeatedly called Warren “Pocahontas” in reference to her claim that she has Native American ancestry, even weighed in and told reporters at the time that he doesnt believe that Sanders said those words. “I dont know him. I dont particularly like him … but its not his deal,” Trump _

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