Headline RoundupFebruary 8th, 2024

Democrat Marianne Williamson Suspends Presidential Campaign

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson suspended her campaign on Wednesday after a poor showing in the Nevada primary.

The Details: Incumbent President Joe Biden won the state with over 89% of the vote, while Williamson received 2.9%, half as much as the “None of These Candidates” option.

For Context: Known for her work as an author, she also ran for President on the Democratic ticket in 2020. While she was a longshot candidate in both elections, some mainstream media outlets have demonstrated clear bias against Williamson in the form of slant, a recent AllSides analysis found. Remaining in the race is longshot Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) who elected to skip the Nevada primary.

Key Quote: “My team and I brought to the table some great ideas, and I will take pleasure when I see them live on in campaigns and candidates yet to be created…While we did not succeed at running a winning political campaign, I know in my heart that we impacted the political ethers,” said Williamson. She also noted she will leave her 2024 campaign website up, hoping future candidates “will take what works for them, drinking from the well of information we prepared.”

How The Media Covered It: The story was covered similarly by outlets across the spectrum. CBS News (Lean Left bias) noted some of Williamson’s campaign struggles from both her White House bids.

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