Elizabeth Warren considers dropping out of presidential race
Category: News & PoliticsVia: tig • 11 months ago • 60 comments
By: Emily Jacobs
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is deciding whether or not to remain in the 2020 presidential race.
“Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward,” an aide to Warren’s campaign told The Post on condition of anonymity.
In an email sent to Warren’s entire campaign staff Wednesday, campaign manager Roger Lau wrote that the Massachusetts progressive was “going to take time right now to think through the right way to continue this fight,” according to NBC News , which obtained the email.
“This decision is in [Elizabeth’s] hands, and it’s important that she has the time and space to consider what comes next,” Lau’s email read.
Lau acknowledged the campaign’s disappointing performance in Super Tuesday contests, which included a devastating third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts.
“We fell well short of viability goals and projections, and we are disappointed in the results,” he wrote.
Warren also performed poorly in her native home of Oklahoma, where she came in a distant fourth, and failed to reach the 15 percent threshold required to collect delegates in nine of the 14 states.
The results are a stark contrast to the campaign’s projected Super Tuesday numbers . Lau wrote in a campaign memo last month that the team expected Warren to pick up delegates in all but one state during the major day of primary contests.
“Warren is poised to finish in the top two in over half of Super Tuesday states (eight of 14), in the top three in all of them, and is on pace to pick up at-large statewide delegates in all but one,” he wrote at the time.
The progressive senator appeared so confident about her standing heading into this week that she refused to refer to her home state of Massachusetts as a “must-win” when speaking to a Washington Post reporter Saturday.