Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has decided to drop out of the race on Tuesday.
According to Politico, Harris sounded distraught after telling staffers about her decision, but the political website said 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.
In fact, one of her staffers late last week left her campaign to join Michael Bloomberg’s campaign and there were rumors that she had already started closing campaign offices in New Hampshire.
Harris released this statement:
“Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: ‘I am not perfect.’ But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth. And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today… I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue .”
Harris worked as the District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010 when she was elected California Attorney General. In 2016 she was elected to the U.S. Senate. No word on Harris’ future plans.