“I was going to Iowa in a couple of days,” Newsom told The Associated Press. “I just bought my damn ticket. I want a reimbursement!”
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sen. Kamala Harris dropping out of the presidential race: “I was going to Iowa in a couple of days. I just bought my damn ticket. I want a reimbursement!”
— Adam Beam (@adambeam) December 4, 2019
The Harris campaign had announced Monday that Newsom would campaign for the California senator Dec. 14 and 15 in Iowa after he endorsed her in February. He was going to lead a canvas launch for the former candidate in Des Moines and host events focused on LGBTQ rights and climate change.
Harris dropped out of the race one day later after struggling to keep pace with the top-tier candidates in the race. She was ranked sixth among the Democratic hopefuls Monday.
“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.”