Harris' withdrawal comes after she canceled a high-profile New York fundraiser, according to CNBC. Edward-Isaac Dovere, staff writer for The Atlantic, also broke the news:
Harris was one of 10 White House hopefuls, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who participated in Atlanta's Democratic presidential debate in November at Tyler Perry Studios.
2019 November Democratic debate highlights
After the debate, Harris picked up the endorsements of several metro Atlanta lawmakers.
Biden called Harris “a first-rate intellect,” “a first-rate candidate” and “a real competitor” when he was told that Harris had dropped out.
Another Democrat running for president, Julian Castro, issued this statement on Twitter:
Other Democratic White House hopefuls congratulated Harris on her candidacy:
Harris is the second Democrat this week to end their White House aspirations. On Monday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock dropped out of the race.
Former U.S. Sen. and first lady Hillary Clinton congratulated the candidates on their efforts:
Harris ended her campaign as her polling numbers continued to fall during the last several months. In early November, Harris moved staff from several early voting states to Iowa in hopes of making a strong showing in the leadoff caucus state.