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Bill de Blasio Pleads With Warren to Endorse Sanders

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking former presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for her help.

De Blasio tweeted, “I deeply respect [Elizabeth Warren]. Our nation [and] our party are better [and] more progressive because of her leadership. Now our progressive movement needs her more than ever.”

He continued, “Senator, if the shoe was on the other foot [Bernie Sanders] would have endorsed you already. Please join us!”

De Blasio announced his endorsement of Sanders earlier last month. The call on Warren to endorse Sanders comes shortly after Warren announced her departure from the campaign trail. She has been slow to endorse a candidate since dropping out.

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During Sanders’ town hall hosted by Fox News on Monday, he was asked if he had asked for Warren’s support.

He did not answer the question directly, instead, he said, “Elizabeth and I talk. We have talked for twenty years. We talk on a regular basis. How’s that for a political answer?” as IJR previously reported. Warren has reportedly criticized some of Sanders’ supporters and their behavior.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has garnered most of the support from the other former presidential hopefuls. Among those include South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Mass.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and more recently, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

Sanders recently received a big endorsement from a progressive group, Working Families Party, as it switched up its support after Warren left the race, as IJR previously reported.

Biden, Sanders and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) are left to battle for the Democratic nomination. The Vermont senator is currently trailing behind Biden on the delegate count after a strong Super Tuesday showing. Both are set to vie for more delegates during a crucial primary in Michigan on Tuesday.

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