Warren campaign lays out path to victory in 2020

Warren campaign lays out path to victory in 2020
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll Sanders has wide leads in two of three battleground states: survey MORE's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign rolled out a memo demonstrating her path to the Democratic nomination on Friday, downplaying the significance of the early state contests just over a week out from the Iowa caucuses. 

The memo maps out the campaign's strategy aimed at obtaining the 2,000 delegates needed to secure the nomination, with a particular focus on the later states in the primary. 

"The four early states contests are just the beginning," Warren's campaign manager, Roger Lau, wrote in a memo to supporters. "Starting last fall, we began putting staff on the ground in critical Super Tuesday states like California and Virginia, talking with voters and building support for Elizabeth Warren's candidacy."

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However, Lau said the campaign plans to maintain its staff and office presence in Iowa after next month's caucuses. Lau said that the campaign had momentum needed to win the general election in mind as the reasoning for sustaining staff. 

"For states that will be part of Elizabeth Warren's path to victory in the Electoral College, it's especially critical that we don't lose momentum or stall the infrastructure after the primary has passed when we have a chance to keep building for the even bigger contest in November," Lau said. 

Lau also pointed to the campaign's "robust staff footprint" in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. He specifically touted the more than 1,000 campaign staff members across the country in 31 states and Washington, D.C. 

The memo comes as Warren has plateaued in a number of polls out of Iowa and New Hampshire and has since been overshadowed by fellow progressive Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Buttigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden MORE (I-Vt.). 

A Des Moines Register–CNN poll released earlier this month showed Sanders leading the crowded field at 20 percent support and Warren at 17 percent. 

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Warren also appears to be trailing nationally. 

A Monmouth University survey released this week showed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE at 30 percent support nationally, with Sanders at 23 percent support and Warren at 14 percent. 

However, Lau said in the memo the campaign expects to nomination process to be lengthy and will sustain itself "well past Super Tuesday and stay resilient no matter what breathless media narratives come when voting begins."