Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday.
Her potential endorsement is highly sought after in the race and both Sanders and Biden have spoken with Ms. Warren since Super Tuesday, when the end of her campaign appeared imminent, though she revealed little of her intentions.
Addressing supporters and the press in front of her house in Cambridge, Warren said that, from the start, she had been told there were only two true lanes in the 2020 contest: a liberal one dominated by Mr. Sanders, 78, and a moderate one led by Mr. Biden, 77.
“I thought that wasn’t right,” Ms. Warren said, “But evidently I was wrong.”
Warren said she would not be immediately making an endorsement in the race but left open the possibility she would do so in the near future. “I need some space around this,” she said.
Now for the party that keeps screaming they are the most diverse, the Democratic presidential field is now essentially down to two white men.