Today Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) called off her fledgling campaign to become the Democrat nominee for president in 2020.
After months of lagging in the polls, and weeks of rumors swirling that her campaign may be unraveling, Harris called off her presidential campaign this afternoon in an article posted to Medium.
Harris cited a lack of funding as the primary reason she called off her campaign, lamenting that she is “not a billionaire”:
My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.
I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.
In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do.
So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today.
To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.
But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.https://t.co/92Hk7DHHbR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
This comes after high profile aides to Harris have announced their resignation, with one moving to the campaign of Michael Bloomberg.
Regardless of her campaign’s end, Harris maintains that she will continue to support the Democratic Party and its eventual candidate, and will work to defeat President Donald Trump:
And I want to be clear: although I am no longer running for President, I will do everything in my power to defeat Donald Trump and fight for the future of our country and the best of who we are.
I know you will too. So let’s do that together.
Let’s keep fighting for the America we believe in, an America free of injustice. An America that we know we can be unburdened by what has been.
Interestingly, Harris is the second former candidate to end their candidacy on the blogging platform, following Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke earlier this year.
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