Kamala Harris ends U.S. presidential campaign, cites financial troubles

Kamala Harris is suspending her campaign for the U.S. presidency, citing financial troubles.

“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,” she said in a statement to supporters. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”

While she may be suspending her campaign, Harris said her fight against injustice is far from over.

“Our campaign showed every child in America — regardless of their color or gender — that there are no limits to who can lead and hold positions of power in our country,” she said in her statement.

“Our campaign uniquely spoke to the experiences of Black women and people of color — and their importance to the success and future of this party. Our campaign demanded no one should be taken for granted by any political party.

“We will keep up that fight because no one should be made to fight alone.”

The Democratic nomination hopeful entered the race in January with high expectations, kicking off her campaign with an estimated 20,000 who attended her rally in Oakland, Calif. She called on all Americans to “speak truth about what’s happening” in the Trump era.

“I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth,” she said at the rally.

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