Warren responds to Democratic debate placement

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond' Group of wealthy Americans write open letter asking to be taxed more Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution 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, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for 'assault on dignity' MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren 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 ButtigiegGroup of wealthy Americans write open letter asking to be taxed more The Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate MORE (D) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown 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.