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After a weak performance in Super Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections, presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is reportedly taking a day to rethink her campaign and whether or not to press forward with it.
The Hill reported Wednesday morning that the senator flew home to Boston after a campaign rally on Tuesday night with no public events slated for the following day. The outlet cited a “senior campaign official” that said the candidate was taking time to evaluate her campaign’s remaining prospects.
“Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward,” the source told the outlet.
The Associated Press also cited a campaign aide who said that the senator was assessing the path forward with her staff.
Out of the 14 state primary contests held Tuesday, Warren failed to win any of the called races. She also didn’t win in any of the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. More embarrassingly, she came in third in her home state of Massachusetts, behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Furthermore, as of Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts senator’s total pledged delegate count sat at 50, well behind Biden’s 453 and Sanders’ 382.
But, as her unpromising results were still rolling in on Tuesday night, Warren’s campaign sent out a message to supporters looking ahead to future primaries and asking for donations in order “to keep up the momentum.”
The report of Warren’s electoral re-evaluation came shortly after former rival candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he would be suspending his campaign to support Biden’s bid.
“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists.”
The New York billionaire also added that “the candidate with the best shot to” unseat President Donald Trump in November “is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.”
Warren previously said last week that she planned to stay in the primary race up until the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer if there’s no outright delegate winner among the remaining candidates with the intent to lobby the party’s superdelegates.