US Senator Kamala Harris to end presidential bid

Clay Curtis
December 3, 2019

Kamala Harris, the California freshman senator, suspended her presidential run Tuesday according to two sources close to the campaign, marking a lackluster end to an initially soaring presidential bid premised on her personal biography and prosecutorial acumen.

Harris, a United States senator from California, informed staffers of her decision in a phone call Tuesday morning. "I'm not a billionaire". Ultimately, her run foundered with a muddled objective, campaign in-fighting and an inability to sustain support from vital Democratic voting blocs, particulary African Americans. "And as the campaign has gone on, it's become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete". She was one of seven candidates to qualify for the sixth primary debate, which is set to take place in Los Angeles on December 19.

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The senator from California's departure from the race is the first of a top-tier candidate from the crowded nominating contest. But her star has fizzled since then, and she lost momentum in the next debate, when she said she supported a single-payer health care system - then backtracked the next day.

She raised an impressive $12 million in the first three months of her campaign and quickly locked down major endorsements meant to show her dominance in her home state, which offers the biggest delegate haul in the Democratic primary contest.

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