Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday endorsed three incumbent Democrats in the state Legislature and Rep. Jerry Nadler's re-election bid. 

What You Need To Know

  • The primary in New York is June 23.

  • Warren's endorsement could hold sway in progressive circles.

  • The pandemic gives a measure of uncertainty in some elections.

  • Warren may be on the VP shortlist.

"It’s more important than ever to help elect leaders up and down the ballot who will champion bold reforms and put people first," Warren said. "Today, I’m proud to endorse another slate of candidates across the country."

Warren backed Sen. Alessandra Biaggi as well as Yuh-Line Niou and Catalina Cruz in the Assembly. 

The Nadler endorsement comes as he faces a primary challenge next month against Lindsay Boylan. 

Niou faces Democrat Grace Lee for her lower Manhattan Assembly district's nomination. 

Niou praised Warren in a statement.

"She understands the importance of winning progressive victories at the local level as much as in Washington, and her planning and persistence is a model of smart, thoughtful leadership today," Niou said. "This pandemic has laid bare the ways that our systems continue to fail working families, from our public health system to our schools and housing, and it's clearer than ever that we need bold, effective leadership to fight for the structural change we need."

Warren dropped her bid for the presidency in March, but is considered to be among those on a short list for the running mate post on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's presidential ticket.