U.S. Senator and Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris announced Tuesday she was dropping out of the race after months of low polling numbers.
Her announcement came on the heels of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Monday announcement that he was planning on traveling to Iowa to campaign for her December 14-15.
By Tuesday Kamala Harris announced she was suspending her campaign and dropping out of the Presidential race.
To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.
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
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
While many reported troubles in the Harris campaign, Tuesday morning, Politico posted an article about a super PAC formed by Kamala Harris allies which had “started reserving TV airtime across Iowa, offering a potential boost for the California senator’s presidential campaign.”
A few hours later, Politico posted that Harris was dropping out, after making the announcement to her campaign staff on a phone call.
Harris was hoping for a rebound in Iowa in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Twitter was atwitter with the announcement, with some lamenting the loss of a candidate of color. “…that means–among other things–that no candidates of color are yet slated for the December debate. Six white candidates have qualified. Folks, that’s a huge red flag, and we need to talk about it.”
If Kamala Harris is dropping out today, as is being reported, that means–among other things–that no candidates of color are yet slated for the December debate. Six white candidates have qualified. Folks, that's a huge red flag, and we need to talk about it.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) December 3, 2019
Other media outlets checked Harris for her claim of being a “top tier candidate.”
Kamala Harris after the debate in July:
“I am a top tier candidate.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 3, 2019
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 2, 2019
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