Jesse Jackson says Warren will be in the 2020 race 'to the end'

Jesse Jackson says Warren will be in the 2020 race 'to the end'
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Prominent civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Helping students make informed decisions on college Student debt cancellation advocates encouraged by Biden, others remain skeptical MORE (D-Mass.) in an interview with Politico published Sunday, saying he believes she'll be in the presidential race "to the end."

“Personality is the conduit through which information gets — she has a personality that’s magnetic, and she’ll be in this race to the end,” Jackson told the outlet.

“I don’t know how it’ll end up, but she’ll be a factor in the outcome of this race.”


Jackson's high marks for the presidential contender come after she delivered a standout performance in the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

In the weeks leading up to debate, Warren has received glowing media profiles accompanied by ambitious policy proposals.

Warren, who has gained traction with her “I have a plan for that” mantra, has also risen in national and early state polls in the last months, consistently placing among the top three hopefuls, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Sunrise Movement endorses Nina Turner in special election for Ohio House seat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Israel-Hamas carnage worsens; Dems face SALT dilemma MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition MORE.

Warren's campaign saw a rise in two national polls released Tuesday ahead of Thursday's Democratic debate. She saw a 2-point gain in the latest Morning Consult poll, bringing her support to 13 percent among those surveyed. 

Warren also solidified her position in third place in an Emerson poll released Tuesday. The poll found Warren was the top choice for 14 percent of respondents — a 4 percent jump from the month before.