Marianne Williamson Has Pulled the Plug on Her Presidential Run

Henrietta Brewer
January 13, 2020

Self-help author and activist Marianne Williamson has dropped out of the race to be the next U.S. president, after running a longshot campaign advocating an "agenda for peace" and a "spiritual awakening" for America.

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson speaks at a the Faith, Politics and the Common Good Forum, at Franklin Jr.

In a Facebook statement, Williamson said she was suspending her campaign because she would not be able to get enough votes to (quote) "elevate our conversation any more than it is now". Williamson has barely registered in the polls since launching their offer and has trouble collecting donations President last January. Her departure winnows the Democratic field down to 13 contenders.


In a post on her site titled "With love and gratitude..." she said, "I ran for president to help forge another direction for our country". "I think that sexuality and gender are the containers and the ways we express our love, but I think love is love". I wanted to discuss things that seemed to me to be discussed and which otherwise weren't.

"I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share our message", she said.

Williamson started her campaign with both an unconventional résumé for a would-be president and an unconventional message of healing the country's divisions with spiritualism and love.


Although she failed to qualify for the recent debates - and has averaged less than 1 percent in polling - her campaign raised $6.1 million over the first three quarters of 2019. A policy of conscience is still possible.

She concluded: "Finally, this is not the time to despair; it is simply time to get up".

In an announcement by her campaign, Williamson cited a critical lack of support for the decision to end her White House bid. There are now three major presidential candidates from the Republican party, including the current President Donald Trump, and 13 candidates from the Democratic party.


Williamson sought political office once before, in 2014 as an independent candidate for California's 33rd congressional District, but lost to then-Democratic incumbent Rep.

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