Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is reassessing her presidential campaign following a poor Super Tuesday performance, according to a report from the New York Times.
Warren, who has up to now, shown no signs of dropping out of the presidential race, reportedly met with staffers on Wednesday “to determine if there was a reason to stay in the race” following her abysmal performance on Super Tuesday.
“An aide to the Massachusetts senator said she was speaking to staffers and assessing the path forward. The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal campaign moves,” the Times reported.
Warren came in third place in her home state Massachusetts on Tuesday. Current totals have Warren with 50 delegates, far shorter than the “sizable delegate haul” her campaign manager predicted just days ago.
The presidential hopeful largely failed to address the Super Tuesday results while speaking to supporters in Detroit on Tuesday evening, assuring them that she is “in this fight.” Her campaign manager, Roger Lau, suggested in a Medium post that Warren would stay in the race until the convention, although that was prior to her poor Super Tuesday performance.
“Our grassroots campaign is built to compete in every state and territory and ultimately prevail at the national convention in Milwaukee,” he wrote at the time.
The pressure is mounting for Warren to drop out. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters have expressed frustration at Warren for failing to drop out prior to Super Tuesday. They believe Sanders would have been better positioned to compete with Joe Biden (D), who received a wave of endorsements ahead of Tuesday’s primaries, had Warren dropped out and endorsed Sanders, thereby consolidating the progressive movement’s base.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg (D) officially suspended his campaign on Wednesday after a disastrous Super Tuesday performance and immediately backed Biden.
“After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden,” Bloomberg said.