Warren dismisses need to win New Hampshire: 'It's going to be a long campaign'

Warren dismisses need to win New Hampshire: 'It's going to be a long campaign'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (D-Mass.) dismissed the need to place in the top two in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries after trailing in third coming out of last week’s Iowa caucuses. 

“The way I see this is it's going to be a long campaign,” Warren said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” 

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Host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosPelosi: Nationwide mask mandate 'definitely long overdue' ABC News to air Bolton interview shortly before White House memoir release GOP senator says it's time to stop naming military bases after Confederate generals MORE noted that no candidate has ever won the nomination without placing in the top two in Iowa or New Hampshire. 

Warren pointed to her decision to campaign not only in the early states but across the country as she builds a “campaign to go the distance.” 

“When I made the decision not to spend 70 percent of my time raising money from billionaires and corporate executive and lobbyists, it meant I had a lot more time to go around the country,” she said. “I've been to 31 states to do town halls, red states and blue states. We have about 1,000 people on the ground. We built a campaign to go the distance and that's what I think is going to happen.”

Warren emerged in third place after Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. She trailed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' MORE (I-Vt.), who were in dead heat for first place with both have claiming victory. 

Warren is in third place, at 13 percent, in New Hampshire, according to a new WBZ-Boston Globe-Suffolk University poll released Sunday. She trails Sanders and Buttigieg who are in a statistical tie for first at 24 percent and 22 percent, respectively, based on the poll.