Warren responds to Democratic debate placement

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE (D-Mass.) responded to the news of her placement in the upcoming Democratic presidential debates on Friday, tweeting that she was looking forward to further sharing her campaign platforms. 

"I’m looking forward to the first debate of the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday, June 26 on @NBCNews and having an opportunity to discuss my plans for big, structural change in this country. Let’s dream big, fight hard, and win!" Warren said in a tweet.

NBC announced on Friday that the two front-runners in the race, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Budowsky: Donald, Boris, Bibi — The right in retreat MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi set to unveil drug price plan | Abortion rate in US hits lowest level since Roe v. Wade | Dems threaten to subpoena Juul MORE (I-Vt.) would be on the same stage during the two-night event. Warren, meanwhile, is set to appear on the debate stage the first night as the only top-tier candidate.

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 10 points in Florida CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall MORE (D) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Media and candidates should be ashamed that they don't talk about obesity MORE (D-Calif.) will also join Biden and Sanders on the debate stage. 

Warren later pressed by CNN reporter MJ Lee on whether she saw her placement on a stage separate from Biden and Sanders as a missed opportunity, said she was "glad for everybody to have a chance to talk about what they want to do, their vision for how they see this country going forward."

The move will deprive Warren, whose campaign has been gaining momentum, from getting a chance to directly hit Biden and Sanders.

Still, the placement could give her a platform to highlight her policy proposals and stand out on the debate stage. Warren's strategy of diving deep into her policy ideas appears to have propelled her further upward in the crowded Democratic pack, allowing her to differentiate herself from Sanders, who is also seen as a progressive leader. 

Updated 5:23 p.m.