Kamala Harris is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race

Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisAP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Sen. Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 Democratic primary on Tuesday. 

The Californian blamed her campaign's demise in part on a lack of funds. 

"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." 

This comes as Harris remained in the low single digits in national and early state polling and after multiple news reports detailing friction and an internal revolt among Harris' campaign staffers. 

Shortly after the news broke, a few of Harris' close family members and campaign staff tweeted out supportive messages appearing to confirm the news. 

"I've got you. As always," Harris' husband Douglas Emhoff wrote. 

Harris' national organizing director also confirmed the news. 

Harris' niece, Meena Harris, posted a photo of herself with her aunt on Twitter with the message, "I'm so proud of you. I love you." 

 
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