Elizabeth Warren Has Suspended Her Presidential Campaign
Here's what's next for the senator.
UPDATE 3/5 12:30 p.m.: Warren has confirmed she is suspending her campaign, and wrote in a statement, "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."
"I know that when we set out, this was not what you ever wanted to hear," she wrote to supporters. "It is not the call I ever wanted to make. But I refuse to let disappointment blind me — or you — to what we’ve accomplished. 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."
Just over a year after she announced her run, Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.
Warren, who formally announced her run back in February of 2019, ran on a campaign focused on creating a wealth tax, canceling student loan debt, and tackling corruption in Washington. She also supports the Green New Deal, Medicare For All, and breaking up big tech.
Throughout her campaign, Warren was widely considered a front-runner. She was a consistent top-performer at debates, famously had "a plan" for everything, and, of course, could have been the first woman president of the United States.
Warren spent the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday speaking out about Michael Bloomberg as, in her opinion, a poor choice for the presidency. During the last two debates leading up to the elections in some states, Warren brought up the nondisclosure agreements that Bloomberg and his company had with some women he worked with. She even accused him of telling a pregnant employee to "kill it."
And while many people saw these attacks as her taking her eyes off of the front-runner Bernie Sanders, Warren maintained that Bloomberg's history with women — and funding candidates that don't support women — was personal to her.
Bloomberg suspended his campaign the morning after Super Tuesday, after spending a reported 500 million dollars.