Elizabeth Warren has officially dropped out of the presidential race
Update, March 5th, 12:25 p.m. EST:
In a Medium post titled “The Fight Goes On,” transcribed from a call with campaign staff, Sen. Elizabeth Warren provided comments on ending her campaign. She began with delivering the news, “Today, I’m suspending our campaign for president,” and went on to thank her staff for the support, hard work, and “everything you have poured into this campaign.”
“I refuse to let disappointment blind me—or you—to what we’ve accomplished,” she continued. “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.”
Warren then reminded her staff that they built a grassroots movement from the ground up “that is accountable to supporters and activists and not to wealthy donors.” They inspired people to call out what’s wrong with government and plan to make a change. They reminded the American public that justice should be at the center of everything we fight for.
“We have shown that a woman can stand up, hold her ground, and stay true to herself—no matter what.”
She left her staff, and her supporters, with a final message: “So if you leave with only one thing, it must be this: Choose to fight only righteous fights, because then when things get tough—and they will—you will know that there is only option ahead of you. Nevertheless, you must persist.”
Read Warren’s entire exit post here. Though her campaign has come to a close, Warren’s fight—our collective fight—is not over.
Original Post, March 5th, 11:13 a.m. EST: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will reportedly drop out of the presidential race later today, March 5th. This decision comes after Super Tuesday voters picked clear favorites in the race for the Democratic nomination: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. According to the New York Times, Warren will inform her staff about her exit plan later today.
At the beginning of her campaign, Warren garnered massive support from those who wish to see billionaires pay fair taxes and student loan debt cancelled. However, by the time the primaries came around at the start of the year, she slid down the ranks from being third in Iowa to fifth in South Carolina. Her departure from the race is disappointing to Democratic voters who were hopeful a woman could go up against President Trump and win post-Hilary Clinton.
Supporters of Warren will now be waiting to see which frontrunner candidate she’ll endorse. Both Senator Sanders and former Vice President Biden spoke with Warren after Super Tuesday votes were tallied and the end of her campaign seemed fated.
Ahead of Super Tuesday, Warren told voters in Detroit, per the Times, “Here’s my advice: Cast a vote that will make you proud. Cast a vote from your heart. Vote for the person you think will make the best president of the United States.”
Before ending her campaign, Warren ousted former New York governor Michael Bloomberg from the race after delivering well-crafted blows during recent debates pertaining to his income and history with issuing NDAs to female employees.
If elected, Warren wanted to abolish capital punishment, mandate paper ballots to ensure election security, and raise the minimum wage to $15/hour. She also was a champion for women’s health rights, including paid family and medical leave for up to 12 weeks, lessening nationwide limitations on abortion, and heading up a Medicare for All program.
Again, it’s frustrating to once again end up with older, white men at the front of the presidential race. However, Warren is incredibly spirited and passionate and will definitely still be a vocal member of the U.S. government.