Democratic women’s group EMILY’S List endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) for president on Monday.
The organization, which supports female candidates for office, announced its endorsement hours after it was reported Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.), the only other top-ranking female presidential candidate, would be dropping out of the race. The group said in its endorsement that Warren has a “clear vision for how to build a better America, put power in the hands of people, and stand up for progressive values.”
“She will be a president with the plans and vision to build an administration for all Americans,” EMILY’s List tweeted.
“Warren is running for president ‘because that’s what girls do,’ and she has been an inspiration to women and girls across the country,” the organization added.
We are thrilled to announce that we are endorsing @ewarren to be president of the United States! pic.twitter.com/2eFWVnlqXN
— EMILY’s List (@emilyslist) March 2, 2020
EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said Warren is the best candidate to “unify the Democratic Party … and take on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.”
“From the day I first sat across the table from her, discussing why she should run for Senate, I knew that Elizabeth Warren was exactly the kind of person we need in office,” Schroick said in a statement.
Schriock also commended the other “pro-choice Democratic women” who ran in the 2020 race.
“They proved every day that presidential candidates do not fit in any one mold and especially in any one gender,” she added.
This is the organization’s third endorsement in a presidential primary after backing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE’s campaigns in 2008 and 2016, according to the statement.
NEW: Emily’s List endorses Warren, last woman standing (besides Tulsi). pic.twitter.com/Z8t79D8Tjg
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The endorsement comes as Warren has been lagging behind in the primary race, obtaining eight delegates compared to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE’s (I-Vt.) 60 and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s 54.
Her only delegates came from Iowa, as she didn’t earn any in New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.
The announcement also comes a day ahead of Super Tuesday, when more than a third of the delegates are up for grabs.