Elizabeth Warren Suspends Campaign

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Vince Orozco, Managing Editor

On Mar. 5, senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign revealed plans to drop out of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

This decision was made after a particularly poor performance on Super Tuesday where she placed third in her home state and performed just as poorly in many other states.

Warren’s poor performance has a range of possible causes. Her possible voter base, as a progressive, was split between herself and Bernie. Additionally, Bernie’s campaign and movement was in continuation of his 2016 campaign. Furthermore, Warren herself had become somewhat mired in controversy due to donations from Super PACS after previously denouncing them, her more conservative background coming forth and her refusal to renounce previous claims to Native identity despite the open letter signed by 200 Cherokee citizens. 

Her campaign was focused on progressive politics such as medicare for all, cancelling student debt, and combating climate change.

This decision has left just three candidates: former vice-president Joe Biden (the current front runner), senator Bernie Sanders, and representative Tulsi Gabbard.

This may come as welcome news for Bernie supporters due to the fact that many viewed her as a spoiler – splitting the progressive vote between her and Bernie while the moderate voters coalesced behind Biden after previous candidates dropped out and endorsed him. However, it remains to be seen whether she chooses to endorse any candidate or remains neutral.

With the next wave of primaries and caucuses taking place on Mar. 10 and the next debate happening on Mar. 15, there is still plenty of time for the field to change as the two front runners Biden and Bernie wrestle for the vote of the Democratic party’s future.