California Senator Kamala Harris entered the presidential race as one of the most talked about contenders.
But month after month she saw her campaign bombarded with bad news.
And now Kamala Harris made the one announcement that no one saw coming.
Just weeks after declaring that her campaign was going all-in on the February 3 Iowa Caucuses, Kamala Harris announced she was dropping out of the race.
Harris polled in the top tier of candidates earlier in the summer, but Harris twisted herself into a pretzel over her support for a government-run healthcare scheme, causing her polling and fundraising numbers to plummet.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Harris took stock of her campaign’s financial situation and decided there was no path forward.
She announced her decision in an email to supporters.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ended her bid for the White House on Tuesday amid dropping poll numbers and reports of turmoil in her campaign.
“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris said in a statement. “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,” the California Democrat concluded.
The development comes after Harris canceled a Tuesday fundraiser at the Paul Weiss law firm in New York City over what her campaign described as a “personal matter,” reports CNBC. The event, which was expected to draw Wall Street investors Marc Lasry and Blair Effron, had not been rescheduled by the campaign.
Many pundits thought Harris could resurrect the Obama coalition and defeat Donald Trump because of her race and gender.
But at the end of the day, Democrats’ hatred of the President seems to have them abandoning identity politics and looking toward who could best take on Trump.
And Kamala Harris did not meet that test.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.