NATIONWIDE -- California Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.

Despite a strong launch to her campaign and a breakout performance in the first debate, the Northern California senator had failed to find traction in the polls.

"To my supporters, it is with deep regret -- but also with deep gratitude -- that I am suspending my campaign today," Harris said in a tweet. "But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people."

Harris had been considered an early frontrunner and earned praise for taking on Joe Biden on the issue of busing back in the June debate. But while more progressive candidates in the field like Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders saw their poll numbers rise, Harris struggled to find traction with more moderate voters.


Governor Gavin Newsom had been expected to campaign with Harris in Iowa this month.

Harris will not be in the next debate, which will take place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Harris' niece and husband shared their support for the candidate on social media.

Like former Texas Representative, Beto O'Rourke, Harris went into greater depth explaining her decision in a post on Medium.

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