Harris ends presidential campaign, 15 Democrats remain

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) ended her presidential campaign on Tuesday, saying she lacked the financial resources to continue.
 
Harris had raised $11.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, roughly matching her $12 million haul in the first quarter and $11.8 million take in the second quarter.
 
“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.
 
Harris is the third Democratic candidate to leave the presidential race this week. Former Rep. Joe Sestak (Pa.) and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock withdrew on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
 
Fifteen Democratic presidential candidates remain in the race. At this point in the 2016 presidential election cycle, there were 14 Republican candidates still running.
 



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