On Sunday, The New York Times editorial board endorsed Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, “Ms. Klobuchar and Ms. Warren right now are the Democrats best equipped to lead that debate,” the board wrote. “May the best woman win.”
The New York Times editorial board said it picked Warren and Klobuchar over other candidates because “in this perilous moment, both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. For this reason, we are breaking with convention and putting our support behind, not one, but two candidates.”
Announcing their endorsement on Sunday, the editorial board said, “Senator Warren is a gifted storyteller and a brilliant architect of regulation, where we would push back on some specific policy proposals, we are struck by how effectively her message has matched the moment.”As for Klobuchar, the board said, “Senator Klobuchar has a lengthy resume and the Senate, and bipartisan credentials that make her an invaluable dealmaker, she’s shown she can unite the party, and perhaps the nation.”
The editorial board met with nine of the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination in December. Three other candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Michael Bloomberg, and Julián Castro, were invited, the board said, but they declined the invitation.
Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race ahead of her endorsement interview. Cory Booker was among those nine who met with the board in December, but he has since ended his campaign.
Reacting to the endorsement Sunday night, Klobuchar tweeted it was “An honor!”
An honor! https://t.co/emo5H6cB6y— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) January 20, 2020
Warren tweeted just before midnight ET, nodding to both of the candidates’ electoral record.”So, I guess @AmyKlobuchar and I are now both undefeated in elections and undefeated in New York Times endorsements!” she wrote.