- On Tuesday Kamala Harris ended her campaign for president
- Harris said she lacked the funds to win the Democratic nomination
- The announcement was made via an article on Medium
On Tuesday, Kamala Harris announced she was ending her struggling 2020 presidential campaign. Harris announced her decision in an article on Medium.
“To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today,” Harris wrote in a tweet on Tuesday morning. She went on to write, “But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.”
To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.https://t.co/92Hk7DHHbR
Harris later tweeted out a four minute video in regards to ending her presidential campaign.
It has been the honor of my life to be your candidate. We will keep up the fight. pic.twitter.com/RpZhx3PENl— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
Harris campaign has been struggling since it began. She has consistently fallen short in campaign polls despite some once saying the former California senator was one of the strongest candidates running for the Democratic nomination. Between internal turmoil in her campaign and a dangerously low amount of funds and resources, Harris decided she did not stand a chance to receive the nomination.
In her article on Medium, Harris wrote, “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 had recently qualified for a December debate in Iowa, her campaign lacked the funding to air commercials in the area. Politico reported that as Harris was making the announcement internally a super PAC had cleared over $1 million in TV ads to be played in Iowa.
President Donald Trump’s official campaign Twitter decided to take a couple of small jabs at Harris following her announcement. Team Trump tweeted a silent video of Harris waving goodbye.
Shortly after, Trump’s campaign retweeted a tweet from Julio Rosas. The caption for the tweet read, “The curse continues” and included screenshots of past tweets of Hillary Clinton and Harris as children. Both tweets wished the women “Happy Birthday” and referred to them as future presidents. Rosas is an employee of the conservative site Townhall.com.
The curse continues. pic.twitter.com/8rEBnbXK4h— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 3, 2019