Sen. Kamala Harris’ makes a sudden exit from the 2020 presidential field on Tuesday surprised her fellow Democrats.
Despite qualifying for the Dec. 19 Democratic debate, Harris announced her departure from the primary amid discouraging polling numbers and reports of financial struggle, infighting, and turmoil within her campaign team.
The Californian blamed her campaign’s demise in part on a lack of funds.
“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,” Harris wrote in an email to supporters and a Medium post. “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.”
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