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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has decided to end her presidential campaign after disappointing results from Super Tuesday.
A favorite of the liberal left, the 70-year-old was a favorite in the Democratic Party.
The Democratic race for President Donald Trump in November is now seen as a two-horse race between former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78.
Elizabeth Warren said she needed some time to decide who to support.
Leaving her could clear the way for Bernie Sanders in particular, the only progressive candidate left in the race.
Despite the early impetus for her campaign, Elizabeth Warren failed to turn enthusiasm into votes in the first primary races in 2020, winning no country.
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With Elizabeth Warren’s departure, the Democratic race, which began with a record high number of women candidates, is now virtually left to two men running, who praised her and her campaign.
Asked how she decided to leave, Elizabeth Warren said she had returned to the problems underlying her campaign – the huge cost of student loan debt, health care and childcare that plagues millions of Americans.
The former law professor at Harvard was raised on the political scene more than a decade ago as she called for tighter regulation of the financial sector following the 2008 economic collapse.
In 2010, Elizabeth Warren helped the Obama White House set up the Office of Financial Consumer Protection, a Wall Street surveillance agency that she defended.
Two years later, Elizabeth Warren rode this momentum to a seat in the Massachusetts Senate.