SEN. KAMALA HARRIS ANNOUNCES SHE IS SUSPENDING PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, announced Tuesday she is
suspending her presidential campaign.
Harris, the former San Francisco district attorney and state
attorney general, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 and announced her
bid to be president at a rally in Oakland this past January.
In a message to supporters Tuesday, Harris blamed a lack of
financial resources as the reason she is bowing out.
“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,” she wrote.
Harris is the second member of Congress from the Bay Area to leave
the Democratic presidential primary contest. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin,
announced in July he was also dropping out of the race.