Reaction to Harris Dropping Out of 2020 Race

Headline Roundup December 5th, 2019

Reactions to Senator Kamala Harris (D - CA) rescinding her bid for the White House differed across the political spectrum. Some left-rated voices framed her failed campaign as a sign of work to be done in gender and racial relations. Some on the right criticized her campaign for supposedly cherry-picking the right moments to be progressive or moderate.

Reaction to Harris Dropping Out of 2020 Race

From the Right
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OPINION

Sen. Kamala Harris, once considered a 2020 presidential Democratic frontrunner, ended her bid for the nomination on Tuesday, citing a lack of funds. “I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign,” she wrote in an email to supporters. “And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.”

Harris becomes the second major candidate to drop out of the primary race before Iowa, joining Beto O’Rourke, who bowed out last month after failing to gain significant support and...

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From the Center
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OPINION

The Democratic Party is having an identity crisis. This week, Kamala Harris became its first victim.

For years, the California senator was known as “the female Obama.” Six months ago, she had rocketed into the top tier of the primary field. But as her campaign floundered through the summer and fall, no criticism of Harris was more persistent than she was trying to be all things to all people. She was progressive, but not as convincingly as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. She could be a...

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From the Left
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When she announced her campaign for president before a crowd of 20,000 in Oakland on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) offered an electrifying account of how and why she entered public service.

“It was just a couple blocks from this very spot that nearly 30 years ago as a young district attorney I walked into the courtroom for the very first time and said the five words that would guide my life’s work: ‘Kamala Harris, for the people.’ ” she said.

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