Kamala Harris, the California freshman senator, suspended her presidential run Tuesday according to two sources close to the campaign, marking a lackluster end to an initially soaring presidential bid premised on her personal biography and prosecutorial acumen.
Harris, a California senator, told her staff on Tuesday that she is suspending her campaign, an unexpected twist in the Democratic primary. The first woman and first black attorney general and US senator in California's history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the same segment of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House.More news: Samsung Galaxy A 2020 Series Coming on December 12th
The senator's announcement comes after her campaign drastically cut her staff in October, funneling most of her campaign's resources toward working on a strong victory in Iowa and leaving other early voting states such as New Hampshire and SC with minimal staffing and funding.
But she could not break into the top tier of candidates - Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - despite a memorable attack on Mr Biden on the issue of race during a live TV debate in June.More news: Vale Mental As Anything's Andrew 'Greedy' Smith
Harris suffered from what allies and critics viewed as an inconsistent message.
Through the summer, she focused on pocketbook issues and her "3 a.m. agenda", a message that never seemed to resonate with voters.More news: Resident Evil 3 Remake LEAKS: Nemesis for PS4 appears on PlayStation Store
As a presidential candidate, Harris team sought to highlight her efforts as a progressive prosecutor who championed criminal justice reform and held the powerful accountable.