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 Ann WarrenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives 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 StephanopoulosTrump says he wants 'no help from any country' in 2020 election Rahm Emanuel: Sanders is 'stoppable' National security adviser: 'I haven't seen any intelligence' that Russia is trying to help Trump 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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. 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.