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Warren expected to refrain from endorsing Biden, Sanders during primary: report

Warren expected to refrain from endorsing Biden, Sanders during primary: report
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPhilly city council calls on Biden to 'cancel all student loan debt' in first 100 days Hillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case Senators question Bezos, Amazon about cameras placed in delivery vans MORE (D-Mass.) is expected to withhold endorsing either remaining Democratic presidential candidates before the primary ends, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing several people close to Warren. 

Warren will likely not endorse either Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondent Ron Johnson forces reading of 628-page Senate coronavirus relief bill on floor GOP pulling out all the stops to delay COVID-19 package MORE (I-Vt.) or former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE before one is named the party nominee, according to the Times. 

The Massachusetts senator ended her own presidential campaign shortly last week after failing to win in the early voting states. She said she would not immediately be endorsing a candidate. 

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Sanders’s platform is more similar to the progressive agenda Warren was pitching in her campaign. Biden, however, is building on his lead over Sanders after big wins in Tuesday night’s election following momentum he built after winning South Carolina and 10 out of 14 Super Tuesday states. 

Warren has spoken with Biden once since Super Tuesday and has spoken with Sanders multiple times, the Times reported.

Some of Sanders’s supporters have been urging Warren to endorse Sanders, noting how the two have similar progressive policies. 

New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioAs Trump steps back in the spotlight, will Cuomo exit stage left? NY lawmakers agree to strip Cuomo of pandemic-related emergency powers The Memo: Cuomo's fall raises questions for media MORE (D), who endorsed Sanders after ending his own long-shot presidential campaign, called on Warren to back Sanders on Tuesday. 

“I deeply respect @ewarren. Our nation + our party is better + more progressive because of her leadership. Now our progressive movement needs her more than ever,” de Blasio tweeted. “Senator, if the shoe were on the other foot @BernieSanders would have already endorsed you. Please join us!”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo MORE (D-N.Y), one of Sanders’s most high-profile surrogates, told the Times she understood Warren’s hesitation. 

“I always want to see us come together as a progressive wing,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I think that’s important and where we draw strength from.

"But at the same time, I come from the lens of an organizer," she continued. "And if someone doesn’t do what you want, you don’t blame them — you ask why. And you don’t demand that answer of that person — you reflect. And that reflection is where you can grow.”

Biden grew his delegate lead to about 150 over Sanders after wins in Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan and Idaho Tuesday night.

Sanders vowed Wednesday to continue his campaign despite his string of losses.