Harris drops out of race
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/03/19, 03:02 pm
Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced on Tuesday the end of her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she said in a statement.
Why did her campaign fall flat? Harris announced her candidacy in January and raised an impressive $12 million over the first three months of her campaign. But she struggled to maintain momentum among a crowded Democratic field. Opponents accused her of frequently changing her message on issues like “Medicare for All.” Her background as California’s top prosecutor also hurt her with the party’s progressive base. Months of low polling numbers and overspending followed.
Dig deeper: Read Kyle Ziemnick’s report in The Stew about Harris’ breakout moment in one of the first debates, when she took on former Vice President Joe Biden and his record on civil rights.
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Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.