NRI Pulse Staff Report
Atlanta, GA, December 3, 2019: Sen. Kamala Harris has dropped out of the presidential race, citing a lack of funds, reports NPR.org.
In an email to her supporters, the California senator said her campaign for president “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
“I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete,” she added.
The most recent national polling average indicated her support was hovering around 3%, reports NPR.org.
Harris is first Indian-American woman to made a bid for President. She is the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father who met in Berkeley, California, at the height of the civil rights movement.
She began her career as a deputy district attorney in Alameda county, California, before becoming District Attorney of San Francisco, where she focused on crime prevention.
In 2010, she narrowly beat her Republican opponent to become California’s Attorney General. Six years later, she was elected to the Senate, where she became the second black woman ever to serve in the chamber.