The results of Super Tuesday have caused a lot of discussion about what to expect in the last stretch of the race to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential election. That won’t include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced she was dropping out of the race earlier today.
From the start, Warren was considered the front runner to rally the Democratic Party and take on President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Even in a crowded field of promising candidates, Warren stood out with policies that spoke to marginalized voices and those opposed to the current administration. In the debates, held her own against other favorites such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and immediately attacked Michael Bloomberg on his stop-and-frisk policy and his past sexist comments about women.
Despite the loss, Warren supporters have credited her ability to make it as far as she did while being one of the more progressive voices in the race. Warren’s departure has also left many disappointed since she was one of the last women in the race since following Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s exit. The last remaining female candidate is Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The Massachusetts senator is the latest high-profile presidential candidate withdrawal this week, joining former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Bloomberg, New York City’s former mayor.
“I used to hate goodbyes,” Warren said in her farewell statement. “Whenever I taught my last class or when we moved to a new city, those final goodbyes used to wrench my heart. But then I realized that there is no goodbye for much of what we do. When I left one place, I took everything I’d learned before and all the good ideas that were tucked into my brain and all the good friends that were tucked in my heart, and I brought it all forward with me—and it became part of what I did next. This campaign is no different. I may not be in the race for President in 2020, but this fight—our fight—is not over. And our place in this fight has not ended.”
Warren hasn’t announced if she will be endorsing any of the other current candidates.