Indian-origin Democratic White House candidate Kamala Harris has announced the suspension of her Presidential campaign.
The California senator was a frontrunner after she launched her bid for the White House in January, but she struggled to stay ahead in a packed field.
In November her cash-strapped bid laid off staff at its Baltimore HQ, New Hampshire and her home state.
“To my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today,” Harris stated on social media. “But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.”
The 55-year-old, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, was once seen as a rising star but lost ground to veteran candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over the past few months.
“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue. I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete,” Harris said in a statement to her supporters.
She held a conference call with staff on Tuesday to inform them of her decision. Her husband, Douglas Emhoff, tweeted a message of support for her.