Kamala Harris suspended her 2020 campaign amid her poor polling numbers, cancelled event events, and problems with campaign leadership. On Tuesday, Harris cancelled a big-money fundraiser at a New York law firm only an hour before announcing the suspension of her campaign.
According to CNBC, Harris cancelled her campaign event claiming the cancellation was due to a “personal matter.” The event was scheduled with top New York executives, tickets started at $500 and went up to the maximum dollar amount a donor can give, $2,800.
Signs of Harris’s failed campaign began when one of her top aides, Kelly Mehlenbacher, resigned and blasted Harris for the poor treatment of her staff.
“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” Melenbacher said in a letter obtained by the New York Times. “Our campaign ‘For the People’ is made up of diverse talent which is being squandered by indecision and a lack of leaders who will lead.”
Harris was polling at 3.4 percent. Far below what is considered the status of a “top-tier” candidate.
Due to her loss of aides and low polling numbers, Harris tweeted that she is suspending her campaign for the Democratic nomination.
To my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today. 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.
To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.
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.https://t.co/92Hk7DHHbR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019