Kamala Harris Exits Presidential Race

UPDATE #2: Politico:

“Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: ‘I am not perfect.’ But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth. And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today,” Harris wrote in a note to supporters.

“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, who spent Thanksgiving in Iowa with family, took a deep look at the campaign’s resources over the holiday and decided she did not have a path to the nomination. A Harris campaign aide said the expected impeachment trial in January further complicated the situation.


UPDATE: Tough to argue with Colorado Sen. Julie Gonzales:


Sen. Kamala Harris (D).

CNN reports, the winnowing continues apace:

Sen. Kamala Harris is poised to withdraw her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN.

The California Democrat informed her senior staff of the decision Tuesday morning and is planning a public announcement later in the day.

There’s no word yet on an endorsement from Sen. Kamala Harris of any of the frontrunners, but we’ll update when her public statement is released. Harris had momentum early on in the race, but her campaign quickly receded into the background as the three-way battle at the top consolidated and her prosecutorial record as California attorney general came under scrutiny from the left.

And then there was…well, one less. But it remains possible we could see Harris again.

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    And Thurston Howell, III trudges on as well……..

    Life is full of mysteries.

  2. Meiner49er says:

    Written off is more like it. Hard to fight a meta-narrative like the one the press beat her down with the last month or so. Some of it deserved, but you don't see anything like that directed at any of the floundering white guys. Just sayin.

    • Diogenesdemar says:


      . . . Or, maybe she figured out that living the next two months in Iowa, December and January especially, wasn’t all corn fields and butter sculptures ??

  3. davebarnes says:

    "and @marwilliamson are still in the race blows my mind."

    Williamson is not running for President. She is doing a book tour.

    • RepealAndReplace says:


      Remember when the rumor was that Trump was only running in '16 to get a better contract and improved ratings for The Apprentice?


    • JohnInDenver says:

      There was a quarter when Wayne Messum was still in the race — where his FEC report showed him spending NO money.  If you aren't traveling widely, aren't renting facilities or paying for much security, and don't have a large (and growing) campaign staff, the money for a campaign is pretty doable. 

      But if you are like Harris, had an extensive staff with notable presence in at least two early states, buying advertising time, and traveling even more widely than to those 4 early states, you can burn through money fairly quickly. 

      I'm guessing there will be another 5 campaign "suspensions" in the next 45 days. 

  4. itlduso says:

    CNN: Harris tried to be all things to all people, and failed miserably.


  5. MADCO says:

    everything to everyone
    nothing to no one
    billionaire with a D after his name
    good on everything , but boring
    too old
    too young
    too corporatey
    too dumb
    too .. you know
    too inexperienced
    too new
    too experienced


    I hate the D party ony slightly less than I hate the to party dominance

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