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 WarrenChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Markey riffs on JFK quote in new ad touting progressive bona fides Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick 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 SandersChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Kamala Harris: The outreach Latinos need Biden and Harris seen as more moderate than Trump and Pence: poll MORE (I-Vt.) or former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel 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 BlasioCuomo calls on NYPD to 'step up' in enforcing coronavirus regulations at bars Feehery: Weak mayors destroy America's great cities Dozens of state, local health leaders fired or resigned amid pandemic: report 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-CortezDemocrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris Overnight Energy: EPA finalizes rollback of Obama-era oil and gas methane emissions standards | Democratic lawmakers ask Interior to require masks indoors at national parks | Harris climate agenda stresses need for justice Markey riffs on JFK quote in new ad touting progressive bona fides 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.