Democratic women’s group EMILY’S List endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president on Monday.

The organization, which supports female candidates for office, announced its endorsement hours after it was reported Sen. Amy Klobuchar (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.

“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 Trump.”

“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. 

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 Clinton’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 Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 60 and former Vice President Joe Biden’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. 

Tags 2020 endorsements 2020 presidential campaign Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren EMILY's List Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Super Tuesday
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