California Senator Kamala Harris is notifying her staff that she’s dropping out of the Democratic race for President.
The one-time prosecutor told staff on a conference call that she will release a video soon with the announcement.
Harris’ campaign was struggling to raise money and rise in the polls of a crowded field.
In a poll released this week, Harris was at two-percent among Democratic voters and had been passed by a late entrant, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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
Harris was at two-percent nationally in the most recent poll among Democratic voters and Democratic-minded independents. She had been passed by a late entrant, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg who was at six-percent. She wrote in her statement that she’s not a billionaire and can’t fund her own campaign.