Breaking: Elizabeth Warren Ends Presidential Campaign

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has decided to end her 2020 presidential campaign as of March 5, 2020. The Senator launched her presidential campaign in January 2019 and was viewed by many as a great option to be the first female President. During the first months of the campaign, she doubled down as a progressive champion releasing multiple left-wing policies in the lead up to the summer debates.

The Senator branded herself as the candidate with a plan for everything, releasing signature plans such as a two percent wealth tax on individuals with wealth over $50 million, as well as universal child care. After their release, Warren saw her campaign gain momentum, steadily rising in the polls until she became the front runner in early October.

The Warren campaign saw a sharp decline in the polls in the winter, as she lost over 10 points in the Real Clear Politics average from October to December. She was never able to rebound. The 70-year-old Senator was able to raise tens of millions of dollars leading up to the Iowa caucus, but was not able to maintain her momentum. Instead, Warren came in third, fifth, fourth, and fourth respectively in the first four voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Many pundits deemed her campaign over after she failed to win any states on Super Tuesday, as well as coming in third in her home states.

Senator Warren has yet to announce an endorsement of any candidate but has spoken to both of the Democratic front-runners, former Vice-President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Written By Jaylen Conwell. Edited by Kimberley Spinney.

Sources:

RealClearPolitics: 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination

NBCNews: National Results & Map

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