Kamala Harris to end 2020 Democratic presidential campaign

Elias Hubbard
December 3, 2019

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.

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But Harris struggled to reorient articulate a distinct reason for her candidacy, and the campaign attempted to reroute midway through the year for a last-ditch effort to win over Iowa, a state she had initially placed little emphasis on in her primary strategy.

"To my supporters, it is with deep regret - but also with deep gratitude - that I am suspending my campaign today", Harris wrote on her Twitter page.

Still she plateaued in the polls in the single digits.

Her decision to exit the race comes after months of trying to recreate the momentum from her January campaign launch, which drew 20,000 people in her home state of California.

During the first Democratic debate, Harris landed a stinging burn against former Vice President Joe Biden, accusing him of working with segregationists and endorsing racist policies.

Harris held a conference call with staff on Tuesday afternoon to inform them of her decision, according to sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

On the campaign trail, Harris' record as district attorney of San Francisco and later attorney general of California, became a frequent area of criticism from her fellow presidential contenders.

This story is developing.

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