EMILY's List endorses Warren for president

EMILY's List endorses Warren for president
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Democratic women’s group EMILY’S List endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTreasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions 11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' MORE (D-Mass.) for president on Monday.

The organization, which supports female candidates for office, announced its endorsement hours after it was reported Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Officials want action on cyberattacks Senate panel advances antitrust bill that eyes Google, Facebook This week: Democrats face mounting headaches MORE (D-Minn.), the only other top-ranking female presidential candidate, would be dropping out of the race. The group said in its endorsement that Warren has a “clear vision for how to build a better America, put power in the hands of people, and stand up for progressive values.”

“She will be a president with the plans and vision to build an administration for all Americans,” EMILY’s List tweeted.

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“Warren is running for president ‘because that’s what girls do,’ and she has been an inspiration to women and girls across the country,” the organization added. 

EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said Warren is the best candidate to “unify the Democratic Party … and take on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE.”

“From the day I first sat across the table from her, discussing why she should run for Senate, I knew that Elizabeth Warren was exactly the kind of person we need in office,” Schroick said in a statement. 

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Schriock also commended the other “pro-choice Democratic women” who ran in the 2020 race.

“They proved every day that presidential candidates do not fit in any one mold and especially in any one gender,” she added. 

This is the organization’s third endorsement in a presidential primary after backing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE’s campaigns in 2008 and 2016, according to the statement.

The endorsement comes as Warren has been lagging behind in the primary race, obtaining eight delegates compared to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE’s (I-Vt.) 60 and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE’s 54. 

Her only delegates came from Iowa, as she didn’t earn any in New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina. 

The announcement also comes a day ahead of Super Tuesday, when more than a third of the delegates are up for grabs.