Senator Elizabeth Warren: withdraws from the White House race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has decided to end her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, reports quoting The New York Times and CNN said.

She is yet to make a formal announcement, but the move was expected as she came third in the Super Tuesday primary in her home state of Massachusetts, behind former vice-president Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders.

Despite joining the race early, she had struggled to garner support in the first wave of primary contests. She finished in a disappointing third place in the Iowa caucuses, fourth in both the New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses, and fifth in the South Carolina primary.

Other White House hopeful who had withdrawn are former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and billionaire Tom Steyer. Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Klobuchar endorsed Biden.

Although she and Sanders are said to share similar leftist ideology, both had a testy relationship during the debates when she accused Sanders of saying she had no chance because she is a woman.