“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.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will end her presidential ambitions after she has plummeted from the top tier.
Harris wrote a post explaining the suspension while taking shots at billionaires.
An aide told CNBC Harris informed her staff earlier on Tuesday about her plans to suspend her campaign.
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
In her post, Harris wrote that her campaign has not raised enough money. Instead of taking responsibility, she laments about others in the race:
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.
Harris has slipped to single digits in the RealClearPolitics poll average.
Harris canceled a high-profile New York fundraiser on Tuesday, which led to speculations she may end her campaign. She said she canceled due to a personal matter:
An invitation shows that the fundraiser was expected to draw some of Harris’ top bundlers, including hedge fund executive Marc Lasry, financier Blair Effron and Paul Weiss chairman Brad Karp. All three are listed as members of Harris’ finance committee. Also slated to attend was Citigroup executive Ray McGuire and music industry investor Matt Pincus.
Tickets started at $500 and went up to $2,800, which is the maximum a donor can give during a campaign cycle.
In November, Harris closed three of her four offices in New Hampshire in order to concentrate on Iowa.
However, Harris’s poll numbers remained low in Iowa. She sat at 2% in October behind candidates Andrew Yang, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, and Sen. Cory Booker. She was tied with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer.
Stacey Matthews pointed out a few incidents where Harris’s staff caused more problems for her campaign such as lashing out at BuzzFeed over a critical tweet of the senator.
Just like in her post today she never took responsibility for the failures in her campaign. She played the race and sex card during many interviews, which did not help her win over members of her own party. She lost the majority of her support from females and black female voters.
Professor Jacobson pointed out in September that Harris should have ended her campaign at the debate. She failed miserably due to “canned one- and two-liners bashing Trump, and anecdotal stories about people she’s met.” Not to mention the fact she compared Trump to the Wizard of Oz.DONATE
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