With that in mind, we are narrowing our biweekly rankings from 10 candidates to just five. But that doesn’t mean that if your candidate didn’t make this last, most painful cut, he or she doesn’t have any chance — or won’t play a major role in who does win.
And remember: We re-rank these candidates every two weeks. So just because your candidate didn’t make this Top 5 doesn’t mean they will never crack the Top 5 in the future! But here’s the list:
4. Elizabeth Warren: It’s a sign of the slowdown in the Massachusetts senator’s campaign that as the year-end fundraising deadline approached, there were increasingly desperate emails and tweets begging supporters to pony up just a little bit more money. It’s also telling that while the the likes of Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders (and Yang) released their end of 2019 fundraising totals on January 1, there was nary a peep from Warren world on how much she had raised in the final three months of the year. Warren still has the best organization in Iowa and is competitive in New Hampshire as well. But if she wins neither of those states, it could spell big trouble for her chances. (Previous ranking: 4)