Senator Kamala Harris Drops Out of the 2020 Presidential Race

Sen Kamala Harris has ended her bid for the Democratic party’s nomination for President on Tuesday morning. Her campaign began with a strong start in January as she was originally one of the top contenders fighting against Vice President Joe Biden for the top spot in the polls. However, as the months passed her campaign started slipping in the polls. From this, Sen Harris lost substantial funding for her campaign and her vow to not receive PAC money made the feat even worse. Just last month, the campaign cut half of its field staff due to financial reasons.

But she didn’t go down without putting up a fight, Sen Harris was known to have strong debate performances. One of her most widely known moments in the campaign was an argument with VP Biden on his past stance having opposed mandatory school bussing in which she said “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me.” Her campaign saw a massive boost in the polls after that first debate in June.

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Many have attributed her sinking campaign to being the only black woman in the race. After all, the polls are based on the two main primary states, Iowa and New Hampshire. These states have an incredibly small minority population unlike Sen Harris’ home state of California. Secretary Julian Castro, another candidate for President, has pointed out the fact that these states hold a very small percentage of minorities at a time in which the party is aiming to expand outreach to minority communities. Despite this, Sen Harris spent time campaigning in a variety of states during her candidacy.

Her campaign was also heavily based on her history as a prosecutor. As the Attorney General of California, she prosecuted everything from predatory lending to companies responsible for coastal oil spills, and child abuse. After her tenure as Attorney General, she ran for the United States Senate in 2016 to replace Sen Barbara Boxer and secured the endorsements of President Obama and Vice President Biden. In her time as a US Senator, Kamala Harris has often been in the spotlight for her prosecutorial style of questioning in Senate hearings. This type of limelight staged her for her 2020 bid for President. Although her campaign may be over, she has vowed to stay in the fight. Her announcement to suspend her campaign included a promise to continue fighting to defeat Donald Trump in November. She also plans on visiting all of her campaign staff in Iowa, Baltimore, South Carolina, and California to thank them for their work. Soon after her announcement, President Trump tweeted “Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!” but she was quick to retort “Don’t worry, Mr.President. I’ll see you at your trial."

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