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Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race for the party’s 2020 nomination.
Just hours before the announcement, Harris’ campaign canceled a New York City fundraiser at the Paul Weiss law firm that was supposed to have a large number of wealthy bundlers attending.
Team Harris explained that the cancellation was due to a “personal matter” without any further explanation.
“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.”
Harris concluded, “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.”
Last month the 2020 Nopeful shut down her entire New Hampshire campaign so that she could shift all of her resources to the Iowa caucuses.
A few weeks prior to that the campaign fired dozens of staffers from the Baltimore, Maryland office.
The California Democrat had the highest cash burn rate of all the candidates by the end of the third quarter, spending nearly 123 percent of all money from donations.
Kamala Harris was a tyrant in the making, telling the American people that if elected she should give the Congress 100 days to come up with gun control measures that she approved of, or she would write an executive order – based on no powers – to do whatever she wanted to take away law-abiding citizens’ guns.
She was not liked among the middle of America folks and was too boring for the coastal elitists.
I say again, good riddance.
Harris’ only exciting moment in the campaign was when she confronted 2020 hopeful and former vice president Joe Biden over his championing his reaching out to known segregationists throughout his 36 years in the US Senate, and over his stances on federally mandated busing in the 1970’s.
After that exchange, the Harris campaign saw a surge in the polls and the money staring coming in.
However, her performance on the campaign trail siphoned off the force of momentum causing it to be a temporary boost at most.
In the same month Harris saw her poll numbers dropping abruptly in New Hampshire and her numbers in Iowa stayed stagnant in dingle-digits most of the time.
The former prosecutor’s presidential bid was hamstrung by her failure to counter attacks regarding contradictions in her record, including her past positions on truancy and prostitution.
Her flip-flop in support of Democratic rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All proposal and struggle to sell her own healthcare plan also contributed to her relegation to the middle of the historically large primary pack.
Harris, who repeatedly downplayed speculation she’d agree to be Biden’s running mate, suspends her campaign with a boost in national profile.
She returns to the Senate and her plum posts on the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees, the former of which will allow the freshman senator to have a pivotal role in any future Supreme Court confirmation battles, keeping her in the limelight in case she wants to aim for the White House again.