Funds crunch:Kamala Harris not to contest

New York, Dec.5:

Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has abruptly dropped out of the 2020 US Democratic presidential race, saying she does not have the financial resource to continue her campaign.

The surprising announcement by Harris (55), came during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday.

Her decision makes the California senator the most high-profile candidate to date to drop out of the race to challenge President Donald Trump

“To my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today,” Harris said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting everyday for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the people. All the people,” Harris said.

Harris, who is of mixed Indian and African heritage, had been polling poorly in recent weeks.

A latest poll released on Monday saw her ratings dropping down to a mere three per cent, reflecting that her campaign was struggling to make traction ahead of what is being viewed as one of the most polarised elections in American history.

Harris was among the first major Democratic Party leaders to announce her presidential run in last January, which was attended by a massive crowd of over 20,000 supporters.

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