U.S. Senator Kamala Harris announced Tuesday she is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic nomination for president because she has had trouble raising money after a strong start.
In a statement, the Democratic senator from California explained she did not have sufficient funding to continue her run for the nomination. Calling it “one of the hardest decisions of my life,” and one she had made over the last few days, Harris said her campaign “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
“I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign,” she said. “And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.”
Harris’s withdrawal from the race leaves two black men, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick,still in the race.