WASHINGTON (WIAT, AP) Family and friends of Senator Kamala Harris shared messages of support after the California Democrat announced she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
In an email to supporters, Harris wrote that her campaign has struggled to raise the funds needed to continue funding organizers and staff across the country.
“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,” she wrote in a note to supporters. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
In support of her announcement, her husband Douglas Emhoff, tweeted, “I’ve got you. As always.”
Senator Kamala Harris was the first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. Senator in California’s history.
During her time campaigning, the Senator struggled to move her poll numbers in recent months.
And Harris acknowledged that financial pressures led her to the decision saying that she could not fund her own campaign.
A few of her colleagues showed her support when she announced the end of her presidential bid.
Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a 2020 presidential candidate, shared photos of himself with Harris, calling her a “trailblazer” and saying her campaign “broke barriers.”