By Luis Mercado
California Sen. Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, ending a year long campaign that began with strong enthusiasm.
“To you my supporters, it is with deep regret – but also with deep gratitude – that I am suspending my campaign today” said Harris in an email to her backers. “But I want to be clear with you: I am still very much in this fight.”
Harris started the race with high expectations. Over time, she struggled with low poll numbers, and said ultimately that financial pressures led for her to end her campaign.
“So here’s the truth today. 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.” Harris wrote. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
Earlier this fall, , Harris closed her organization in New Hampshire, and redeployed staff in Nevada and California to Iowa.