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Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

By: Politicized News

· At the Ballot Box

Senator Kamala Harris of California drops out of the 2020 presidential race as of this morning due to consistently low polling numbers for the past several months. Harris cites financial difficulties as the main reason for her dropout, which shocked her main supporters despite the fact that funding has been an ongoing struggle for the Harris campaign ever since her initial qualification for the December debate.

In an email sent out to her main supporters, Ms. Harris wrote that “[her] campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources [it] need[s] to continue,” according to The New York Times.
The dropout marks a dismal moment for many, particularly given that Ms. Harris’ campaign started out with such ferocity and initial momentum. Her rampant success early on in the race gave hope to many voters that a female president of color could potentially be in the near future for the United States.
Alas, fundraising efforts proved a struggle for her campaign, and Ms. Harris was forced to resort to cutting campaign staff, halting the purchase of online and TV advertisements, and reducing campaign staff in certain states in an effort to bulk up the campaign’s presence in Iowa in preparation for the primary.
Nonetheless, aggressive spending throughout the third quarter of the 2019 fiscal year created a funding vacuum that could not be resolved with recent cutbacks on campaign spending.
Despite the end to her presidential campaign, Ms. Harris still made history as the second ever black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. She has yet to announce an endorsement of any other campaign for 2020.

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