California Senator Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that she is ending her campaign for president after failing to raise the money she needs to continue.
"Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: ‘I am not perfect.' But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth. And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today,” she wrote in a post on Medium. “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. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue."
"I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete," she continued.
Hillary Clinton, someone who knows a little something about campaigning, offered words of encouragement for those who worked on Harris' campaign.
After the news broke, social media was flooded with notable people offering context into Harris' decision
"Some context: Harris only had a few days to get out before her name would appear on the California ballot, which gets mailed to voters in early February," Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief for The Intercept, tweeted. "Getting crushed in California would have been devastating, and set her up for a challenge in 2022 for her reelection."
Harris' rivals also spoke fondly of the senator.
And others continued to hold out hope that this isn't the last we've seen of her.