Kamala Harris is ending her presidential campaign after months of failing to lift her candidacy from the bottom of the field — a premature departure for a California senator once heralded as a top-tier contender for the nomination.
Harris told aides of her intentions in an all-staff call on Tuesday, and a person familiar with the conversation said she sounded distraught. While Harris had qualified for the December debate in her home state later this month, she was running dangerously low on cash — lacking the resources to air TV ads in Iowa — and her staff was gripped by long-running internal turmoil.
Candidates will have until November 13 at 11:59 pm to meet both polling and donor requirements. But according to an analysis by CBS News, only the eight following candidates have met both thresholds to participate in the November debate so far:
- Joe Biden
- Cory Booker
- Pete Buttigieg
- Kamala Harris
- Bernie Sanders
- Tom Steyer
- Elizabeth Warren
- Andrew Yang
The venue, format and moderators for the November debate will be announced at a future date. It will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., may have had what some are calling her “please clap” moment on Thursday when she got a not so favorable response to the question if America was “ready” for her to be president.
Not a good sign for Kamala Harris.
When Harris asked if America was ready for her presidency, the crowd shouted, “no.”
America doesn’t want someone to be President who will destroy private healthcare, destroy the 2nd amendment, & regulate what you eat. pic.twitter.com/DAfFxWucj1
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 3, 2019