Despite weak Super Tuesday showing, Warren asks supporters to help ‘keep up the momentum’

Despite a weak showing during the Super Tuesday primaries, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked her supporters Tuesday night to help her keep things going, while looking ahead to future primary elections.

In a campaign email to supporters sent out as primary results were still rolling in, Warren’s campaign offered “an update on what’s happening with Super Tuesday.”

The message noted that “we might not know the full results from states like Texas, California, and Colorado for a few days” and added, “Delegates have to be counted and allocated by congressional district or state senate district and that process takes time.”

But, the “bottom line” the message says: “There are six more primaries just one week away, and we need your help to keep up the momentum.”

Exactly what kind “momentum” the email is referring to is unclear, given the outcome of Tuesday night’s primary results. At the time this story was published Warren had failed to win in any of the evening’s called races. She even lost in her home state of Massachusetts, which was called for rival Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in second place at the time the race was called.

Furthermore, Warren’s RealClearPolitics national polling average currently places her behind Biden, Sanders, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

But this kind of optimism shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that Warren has said she plans to keep her campaign up until the Democratic convention if there’s no outright delegate winner among the candidates.

“To be clear, would you continue your fight for the Democratic nomination even if another candidate arrived at the convention ahead of you in the delegate count?” CNN’s Don Lemon asked the Massachusetts senator during a CNN town hall event last week.

“Yes,” she answered.

When pressed as to why, she said, “Because a lot of people made $5 contributions to my campaign to keep me in it,” adding, “As long as they want me to stay in this race, I’m staying in this race.”

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