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Chris Wilson to Newsmax TV: Sen. Warren Lost Key Battle

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 February 2020 09:05 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has effectively won the progressive battle with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with the results Tuesday night in the New Hampshire primary, according to pollster Chris Wilson.

"Elizabeth Warren's campaign is functionally over," Wilson, a former pollster for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV.

"Bernie Sanders coming out of New Hampshire is going to have the far left to himself," Wilson added to host John Bachman. "I don't see how Elizabeth Warren continues her campaign."

For Sanders, the New Hampshire primary was an opportunity to build on his dominance of the party's left flank. A repeat of his strong showing in Iowa could severely damage progressive rival Warren, who faced the prospect of an embarrassing defeat in a state that borders her home of Massachusetts. Warren was fourth in the vote Tuesday night, struggling to get to double digits in percentage of the vote.

Wilson likened this New Hampshire battle for progressive supremacy to whittling down the NCAA basketball tournament.

"New Hampshire was kind of a playoff, between Sanders and Warren, since they were neighboring states," Wilson said. "Her money is going to dry up and [there's] no plausible reason to stay in this race outside of some personal vanity."

The stakes were dire for Warren as well in a contest set just next door to her Massachusetts home. She has positioned herself as a mainstream alternative to Bernie Sanders but is suddenly looking up at him and Pete Buttigieg, as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., fights to peel away female support.

Warren released an afternoon memo seeking to downplay New Hampshire's results. Campaign manager Roger Lau outlined a "path to victory" through 30-plus states where the campaign has paid staff on the ground as he highlighted alleged weaknesses in Warren's Democratic rivals.

After New Hampshire, the political spotlight shifts to Nevada, where Democrats will hold caucuses Feb. 22. But several candidates, including Warren and Sanders, plan to visit states in the coming days that vote on Super Tuesday, signaling they are in the race for the long haul.

"I agree with Chris' view on Warren's campaign," former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey told Newsmax TV. "It's hard to anticipate where she could possibly go." 

McCaughey suggests Sanders offered Warren to be his running mate, but the debate controversy where they called each other a liar about whether "a woman can win" makes that a longshot.

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