Elizabeth Warren Drops Out of Presidential Race

 Elizabeth Warren Drops Out of Presidential Race

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)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will suspend her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported Thursday, bringing to a close a once-promising candidacy that ultimately appeared to peak too early. 

The Warren campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

After a series of disappointing losses in early voting primary states—including a humiliating third-place finish in her home state—Warren was effectively squeezed out of contention by the rise of progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the decision by more moderate rivals to coalesce in support of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Warren’s decision came after a Super Tuesday where the summertime frontrunner earned only a handful of delegates in the 14 primaries across the country, finishing in a distant fourth in many contests. Warren, whose campaign was founded on the contention that she had plan for everything, saw no plan going forward that could win her the nomination.

Though she entered the fall hot on Biden’s heels in national polls, a densely packed field of Democratic candidates splintering every supposed “lane” in the party and the rising force of Sanders as the champion of progressive causes for which Warren herself advocated lead to a series of also-ran finishes in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

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