Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has reportedly told staff she is dropping her bid for the presidency after months of slumping poll numbers, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
Two campaign aides told The Hill that Harris informed staff Tuesday she would suspend the campaign and release a video announcing her decision.
The first-term senator had been seen as a front-runner even before she launched her campaign with a massive rally in her hometown, Oakland.
She told supporters in an email on Tuesday that she lacked the money needed to fully finance a competitive campaign, according to the Times.
“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Ms. Harris wrote in the email.
Harris had recently stopped buying advertisements, both online and on television, slashed staff in New Hampshire and retrenched to Iowa, where she spent the Thanksgiving holiday with her family.