"My campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue", she wrote in a Medium post. Justice for The People.
The Democratic nomination hopeful entered the race in January with high expectations, kicking off her campaign with an estimated 20,000 who attended her rally in Oakland, Calif. "I'm not a billionaire".
She had been heavily focusing on the state of Iowa.
Harris, 55, was seen as a rising star, representing the more youthful and diverse voters that have become the base of the Democratic party. Ultimately, her run foundered with a muddled goal, campaign in-fighting and an inability to sustain support from vital Democratic voting blocs, particulary African Americans. Harris had refocused on Iowa, in hopes of achieving a springboard to electoral success.
The senator from California's departure from the race is the first of a top-tier candidate from the crowded nominating contest.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen.
Steyer is the seventh candidate to qualify for the December debate stage, where he will join Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. The moment went viral, catapulting her in the polls and exposing a weakness in the vice president.