Warren dismisses need to win New Hampshire: 'It's going to be a long campaign'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) dismissed the need to place in the top two in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries after trailing in third coming out of last week’s Iowa caucuses. 

“The way I see this is it’s going to be a long campaign,” Warren said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” 

ADVERTISEMENTHost George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosPelosi: Presidents should not ‘fuel the flame’ National security adviser defends Trump tweets: The president ‘wants to de-escalate violence’ Sanders pushes back on doubts supporters will back Biden MORE noted that no candidate has ever won the nomination without placing in the top two in Iowa or New Hampshire. 

Warren pointed to her decision to campaign not only in the early states but across the country as she builds a “campaign to go the distance.” 

“When I made the decision not to spend 70 percent of my time raising money from billionaires and corporate executive and lobbyists, it meant I had a lot more time to go around the country,” she said. “I’ve been to 31 states to do town halls, red states and blue states. We have about 1,000 people on the ground. We built a campaign to go the distance and that’s what I think is going to happen.”

Warren emerged in third place after Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. She trailed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), who were in dead heat for first place with both have claiming victory. 

Warren is in third place, at 13 percent, in New Hampshire, according to a new WBZ-Boston Globe-Suffolk University poll released Sunday. She trails Sanders and Buttigieg who are in a statistical tie for first at 24 percent and 22 percent, respectively, based on the poll. 

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