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Elizabeth Warren’s Ship Looks Leaky in Massachusetts

February 25, 2020

Less than a week after Elizabeth Warren delivered a feisty debate performance in Nevada that wounded Michael Bloomberg, at least one Massachusetts supporter is thinking about her next endorsement.

“I plan to vote for her, but there is life after March 3,” said state Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown), referring to Super Tuesday, while she attended a Mike Bloomberg campaign event at a restaurant in Beacon Hill on Tuesday, February 25, according to State House News Service.

Peake said she is “kicking the tires” on other candidates besides Warren, including Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttagieg, according to State House News Service.

Many political analysts have said Warren can’t win, following underwhelming finishes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. She is claiming momentum after a third place finish in Nevada and a well-received debate performance,

The Bloomberg event in Boston on Tuesday was headlined by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, a Bloomberg supporter.

Several Democratic state legislators attended, including state Senator Michael Moore of Millbury, state Representative Kay Khan of Newton, and state Representative Alice Peisch of Wellesley, according to State House News Service.

Attending the event is not an endorsement of Bloomberg. Peake mentioned her interest in Raimondo as one of the reasons she attended.

The event took place several hours before the scheduled Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina.

While Bernie Sanders is the Democratic frontrunner, Bloomberg’s billions, his claiming the centrist mantle, and his rising national poll numbers are drawing attention — even after his widely panned debate performance last week.

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