Kamala Harris Drops Out Of Presidential Race

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Kamala Harris Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris held a rally in Iowa City on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris held a rally in Iowa City on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Shoshie Hemeley

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris held a rally in Iowa City on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Shoshie Hemeley

Shoshie Hemeley

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris held a rally in Iowa City on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Isaac Bullwinkle, Reporter

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Kamala Harris has decided to drop out of the race for the President of the United States after conferring with family and advisors, stating, “My campaign simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.” 

This announcement follows Harris’ qualification for the next Democratic debate on December 16.

Harris announced her campaign on Martin Luther King’s birthday and aimed to appeal as a minority and as the daughter of two immigrants, leaning on her five-word slogan: Kamala Harris for the people.

Her campaign surged after the first debate. There, she explained her struggles of being bussed as a child, criticizing former Vice President Joe Biden’s policy that directly affected her life. 

However, after this debate, Harris’ polling and fundraising numbers only fell and she failed to gain momentum.

After announcing she was dropping out of the race, Harris tweeted, “It has been the honor of my life to be your candidate. We will keep up the fight.”