As of Tuesday, the Senator’s staff got the news that the run for the White House was over and responded with this statement:
“I don’t think anyone on my team was expecting this,” said one staffer, who said they were completely shocked by the news.
On Tuesday afternoon, Harris emailed her supporters that she was withdrawing from the presidential race:
“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.
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.
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.
So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret ― but also with deep gratitude ― that I am suspending my campaign today.”
Presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, said he was disappointed the California senator could not continue.
“She’s a first-rate candidate and a real competitor and I have mixed emotions about it because she is really a solid, solid person and loaded with talent,” he said.