Kamala Harris suspends her presidential campaign

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that she was ending her presidential campaign, which foundered after a brief summertime surge.

The news came after reports of campaign infighting and soft support from African Americans and other key voting blocs.

Harris blamed a lack of money. “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 wrote in an email to supporters. “In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do.”

Harris, 55, has been seen as a rising star in the party, but critics said she had trouble making a concise pitch for why she should get the 2020 nomination.

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