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Warren Warns Democratic Rivals: Don't "Burn Down The Rest Of The Party In Order To Be The Last Man Standing"

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke Tuesday after a projected 4th place finish in the New Hampshire primary:

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: But since we are here tonight among family and friends, I also want to be honest with ourselves as Democrats. We might be headed for one of those long primary fights that last for months. We're two states in with 55 states and territories to go. We still have 98% of our delegates for nomination up for grabs, and Americans in every part of the country are going to make their voices heard. The question for us Democrats is whether it will be a long bitter rehash of the same old divides in our party or whether we can find another way.

Senator Sanders and Mayor Buttigieg are both great people, and either one of them would be a far better president than Donald Trump. I respect them both.

But the fight between factions in our party has taken a sharp turn in recent weeks with ads mocking other candidates and with supporters of some candidates shouting curses at other Democratic candidates. These harsh tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing. They might work if you don't worry about leaving our party and politics worse off than how you found it.

And they might work if you think only you have the answers and only you are the solution to all our problems, but if we're going to beat Donald Trump in November, we are going to need a huge turn out within our party. And to get that turn out we will need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels like they can get behind.



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