The spotlight will be on Elizabeth Warren trying to bypass Bernie Sanders for second place in the Democratic President nomination in these first set of debates?….
You won’t hear Elizabeth Warren say it, but allies at a national progressive group working closely with her campaign will: Joe Biden supporters “are ready to bolt.”
That’s part of the premise behind a new effort by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, launched on Monday morning, to highlight and collect information from Democratic primary voters who previously supported another candidate or identified as undecided, but made the move to Warren after seeing her “in action” on the trail.
Adam Green, the co-founder of the PCCC, a Washington-based organization that has partnered with Warren since she entered politics as a 2012 Senate candidate, said that their “Switch to Warren” push will focus in large part on Biden supporters concerned most about nominating the candidate best positioned to defeat President Trump.
“They don’t need an excuse,” Green said of Biden voters, citing Warren’s recent rise in the polls. “The moment they get a sense that he’s not the best to go against Trump, they won’t need any further permission to leave Biden for somebody else.”
“These people are ready to bolt.”
In a field of more than 20 candidates, the former vice president leads early polls with support from nearly a third of Democrats. Over the last month, as she’s managed to command media attention and capture audiences, Warren is now polling alongside Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in the tier of candidates just behind Biden.
“People think Warren’s challenge is how to take a bunch of Bernie supporters,” Green said of the other leading progressive in the race….