California senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday ended a presidential campaign that never really took off, telling supporters in an email that she “simply doesn’t have the financial resources … to continue.”
Harris’s campaign was, from the outset, plagued by issues from the candidate’s vision and lack of preparation to infighting among senior campaign staff and a struggle to raise the money necessary to keep her organization afloat.
Harris’s parting email also took a dig at two candidates still in the race, billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, noting, “I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign.”
“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,” the email said. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”