2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted a message of support shortly after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that she will end her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
To all the candidates, staff, and volunteers who have worked their hearts out for presidential campaigns that have ended—remember that fighting for what you believe in is always worth it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 3, 2019
While Clinton’s tweet did not specifically mention Harris, her words came less than an hour after the California senator announced early Tuesday afternoon that she was suspending her 2020 campaign, bringing to a close a rough stretch of several months that saw her poll numbers falling and her fundraising totals drying up.
“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” Harris wrote in an email to supporters. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
Early on in the race Harris was seen as a front-runner among a crowded field of Democrats, but she struggled to convert the early enthusiasm into a sustained movement.
Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election but, despite winning the popular vote, lost in the general election to now-President Trump.