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US Senator Kamala Harris Pulls Out of 2020 Democratic Race

Politics | Associated Press | December 4, 2019, 12:29 pm
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 Kamala Harris, the senator of Indian heritage, has pulled out of the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination as she tumbled in the polls despite a strong start and was running short of campaign finance.
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Kamala Harris, the senator of Indian heritage, has pulled out of the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination as she tumbled in the polls despite a strong start and was running short of campaign finance. "It is with deep regret - but also with deep gratitude - that I am suspending my campaign today," she tweeted on December 03. (Image: AP)

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 Kamala said in a message to her supporters that the
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Kamala said in a message to her supporters that the "truth today" is "my campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue. I've taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life". (Image: AP)

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 Harris, who is from California is of partial Indian descent - her mother is the late cancer researcher Shyamal Gopalan and her father, Donald Harris, is African Jamaican. (Image: AP)
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Harris, who is from California is of partial Indian descent - her mother is the late cancer researcher Shyamal Gopalan and her father, Donald Harris, is African Jamaican. (Image: AP)

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 Now there are only six serious candidates left to participate in the upcoming debate - all of them white in a party that trumpets its diversity and its caring for minorities - after Harris, who qualified for it dropped out. (Image: AP)
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Now there are only six serious candidates left to participate in the upcoming debate - all of them white in a party that trumpets its diversity and its caring for minorities - after Harris, who qualified for it dropped out. (Image: AP)

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 Kamala is the second candidate of Indian heritage to try for a major party's presidential nomination. (Image: AP)
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Kamala is the second candidate of Indian heritage to try for a major party's presidential nomination. (Image: AP)

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 Harris started out strong holding the third spot in the polls behind former Vice President Joe Biden and the socialist Bernie Sanders from December last year through April. (Image: AP)
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Harris started out strong holding the third spot in the polls behind former Vice President Joe Biden and the socialist Bernie Sanders from December last year through April. (Image: AP)

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 After a powerful showing in the Democratic Party debate in June, she surged to the second spot in July behind Biden with 15 per cent support in the RealClear Politics aggregation of polls. (Image: AP)
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After a powerful showing in the Democratic Party debate in June, she surged to the second spot in July behind Biden with 15 per cent support in the RealClear Politics aggregation of polls. (Image: AP)

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 By this week she had tumbled to the fifth place with 3.4 per cent support. (Image: AP)
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By this week she had tumbled to the fifth place with 3.4 per cent support. (Image: AP)

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 However, a Survey USA poll showed her beating Trump 47 per cent to 42 per cent if she ran against him. (Image: AP)
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However, a Survey USA poll showed her beating Trump 47 per cent to 42 per cent if she ran against him. (Image: AP)

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 Two other candidates, Joe Sestak and Joe Bullock also quit the race over the last two days, but unlike Harris, they were not considered top tier and had not qualified for next weeks debate. (Image: AP)
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Two other candidates, Joe Sestak and Joe Bullock also quit the race over the last two days, but unlike Harris, they were not considered top tier and had not qualified for next weeks debate. (Image: AP)

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