Kamala Harris Drops Out of the Race
Written by Jeff Ramella on December 4, 2019
By Carley Campbell
United States Senator Kamala Harris has announced that she will end her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
On December 3rd, Harris announced that she will officially end her campaign on the eve of the Democratic debates on December 12th.
This marks the second candidate this week to announce the end of their campaign, with former Montana governor Steve Bullock announcing the suspension of his campaign.
In addition, this leaves the number of female candidates qualified for the next debate to two: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson have not qualified for the next round of debates.
This brings the crowded Democratic field to six candidates. They are Joseph Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernard Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer.
Other Democratic candidates Julián Castro, Andrew Yang, Michael Bloomberg, and Cory Booker have not met the threshold for the upcoming December debate.
To qualify, candidates must have 200,000 unique donors and meet specific polling requirements in early primary states such as New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.