Democratic Presidential Field Shrinks with Departure of Harris, Bullock

Henrietta Brewer
December 6, 2019

In July, Harris was among over 20 Democratic candidates competing in a crowded field in the 2020 USA presidential race.

"Oh, yeah. I mean, look, Kamala Harris would be on any Democrats' short list", Warren gushed.

Harris, who was once seen as a leading contender in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, ended her campaign Tuesday due to financial pressures and after months of polling in single digits.

"We lost a really good one, the senator from California", Biden said in reference to Harris. The first woman and first black attorney general and US senator in California's history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the same segment of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019. "She didn't prove to define her lane, if you will, Martha, in a way that said to people, 'This is why I should be your president'". "She is solid. She can be a president one day herself". I talked to her yesterday.

"It's a damn shame, frankly, that Kamala Harris's voice is no longer in this race", Booker told BuzzFeed News's "AM to DM". "And as the campaign has gone on, it's become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete".

But during the first Democratic primary debate, the California senator confronted Biden on race issues, specifically about the time he spent in the Senate fighting against federally-mandated busing to desegregate schools and his comments on working with segregationist senators.

Harris said that she was ending her bid because of a lack of funds.

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