Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) informed her staff Tuesday that she was ending her campaign.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) informed her staff Tuesday that she was ending her campaign after she’s struggled to gain traction.

What We Know:


  • Harris held a call with her team in Iowa on Tuesday, saying that she had made the decision because of financial struggles experienced by the campaign.  She will be going to New York City and Baltimore to inform staff there, and intends to travel to four early states where she has a campaign presence to be with her team.
  • Harris canceled a high profile New York fundraiser as she drops in the polls.  The event was canceled due to what was described by the campaign as a “personal matter,” according to people familiar with the situation.  An invitation shows that the fundraiser was expected to draw some of Harris’ top bundlers, including hedge fund executive Marc Lasry and financier Blair Effron.
  • Harris has continuously struggled to gain traction and support among Democratic voters, including Black Americans.
  • The Associated Press reports that she will formally announce the end of her campaign soon.


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Alex Haynes is Editor-At-Large/NYC Editor at Urban Newsroom, Executive Editor at UNR's Black News Alerts and the host of Unmuted Nation on BossFM. Alex joined Urban Newsroom in 2010 and contributes regular op-ed and editorial pieces while advising the columnist and contributing staff.