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After Election Blowout, Leaked Email Reveals How Warren Will Decide Next Steps
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA - JANUARY 04: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at McCoy's Bar Patio and Grill on January 4, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Warren announced on December 31 that she was forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential race.
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With former Vice President Joe Biden emerging as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) all but demolished, Warren’s campaign manager has informed staff that the senator will be assessing the campaign’s future based on the best way to advance “big, structural change.”

According to a leaked internal email obtained by Politico, Campaign Manager Roger Lau acknowledged to staff that Warren performed poorly on Super Tuesday. 

“Last night, we fell short of viability goals and projections, and we are disappointed in the results. We’re still waiting for more results to come in to get a better sense of the final delegate math,” Lau told Warren’s campaign team. 

“We are obviously disappointed and we are going to announce shortly that Elizabeth is talking to the team to assess the path forward,” said Lau. “This decision is in her hands, and it’s important that she has the time and space to consider what comes next.”

“Elizabeth believes in her ideas and the big, structural change that is badly needed to root out corruption in Washington and will decide what she thinks is the best way to advance them,” concludes the email. 

Warren failed to win any contests on Super Tuesday and even lost her home state of Massachusetts to Biden (she came in a distant third). According to the New York Times, the latest delegate counts have Biden leading the field with 433 delegates, while Sanders has 388 delegates. Warren has only 36 delegates. 

As the Democratic establishment coalesces around Biden, Warren’s decision to occupy a middle-of-the-road position between self-avowed democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the more “moderate” former presidential candidate has left the senator in an odd position. 

However, Warren’s recent comments indicate that she may in fact be more sympathetic to rallying behind Sanders than joining the ranks of other members of the Democratic establishment. 

As The Daily Wire previously reported, Warren recently attacked the former vice president for working with Republicans on legislation. 

“This crisis demands more than a former vice president so eager to cut deals with Mitch McConnell and the Republicans that he’ll trade good ideas for bad ones,” Warren told supporters after the South Carolina primary. 

While Warren also criticized Sanders on the same evening, the senator was focused on Sanders’ history of being an ineffective legislator, not his advocacy for socialist policies. 

“This crisis demands more than a senator who has good ideas, but whose thirty-year track record shows he consistently calls for things he fails to get done, and consistently opposes things he nevertheless fails to stop,” said Warren. 

As the Daily Wire reported Tuesday, the Warren campaign has planned to hold additional events ahead of the next wave of nominating contests, but financial strain may play a role in Warren’s upcoming decision to either continue or suspend her campaign. 

Team Warren currently employs over 1,000 unionized staffers, and the campaign’s payroll requires approximately $6 million a month to stay afloat, reports Politico. She has enough money to continue operations only through March 10th.