- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says her presidential campaign will soldier on in the face of disappointing losses for the broke college students donating to her cause.

The Massachusetts Democrat told supporters Tuesday night that her inability to secure primary victories in Iowa and New Hampshire will not end her campaign.

“Are you optimistic that after Super Tuesday that there will some kind of coalescing so that we don’t end up in one of those protracted, bitter battles that go all the way to the convention?” former Sen. Claire McCaskill asked her during an MSNBC interview Tuesday evening.

Ms. Warren said she was “concerned” about the future political landscape before pivoting to an anecdote. 

“A young woman came up by herself [in a selfie-line tonight] and she said, ‘I’m a broke college student with a lot of student loan debt,’” she said. “And she said, ‘I checked and I have six dollars in the bank. So, I just gave three dollars to keep you in this fight.’ That’s what we gotta do. We gotta stay in this fight with people who are counting on us.”

The Democrat, who has urged massive student-loan forgiveness legislation on over $1.5 trillion of collective debt, also shared the clip with her 3.7 million Twitter followers.

Roger Lau, Ms. Warren’s campaign manager, echoed her sentiment by telling reporters: “Our campaign is no stranger to being written off or counted out early. But here’s what we do know: Warren has proven the doubters wrong before.”

Tuesday’s battle in the Granite State ended with Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders taking the top slot with over 25% of the vote.

Ms. Warren garnered 9.2% of the vote.

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