Elizabeth Warren drops out of 2020 race

Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential race after a disappointing Super Tuesday performance. The Massachusetts senator declined to endorse Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders today, and she said she had “no regrets” about her campaign.

“I will not be running for president in 2020, but I guarantee I will stay in the fight for hardworking folks across this country who’ve gotten the short end of the stick over and over,” she vowed moments earlier. Appearing to choke up, she also spoke to how the presidential field is now male-dominated with the exception of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and the prospects for a history making first female president are essentially gone.

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But, while making the widely expected announcement outside her Cambridge home with her husband Bruce by her side, the Massachusetts senator declined to make an endorsement at this stage.

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Her departure means that a Democratic field that began as the most diverse in American history and included six women is now essentially down to two white men: former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders.

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“One of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises and all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years,” Warren said, her voice cracking, referring to promises she often makes with young girls on the campaign trail about women running for president. “That’s gonna be hard. … I take those pinky promises seriously.”

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