Kamala Harris ends presidential campaign

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced Dec. 3 she will no longer run for president, according to The New York Times.

The Times cites lack of financial resources, low poll numbers and "missteps that crippled her campaign" as reasons for pulling the plug. Those missteps included changing her position on single-payer healthcare and removing her sponsorship for the "Medicare for All" bill, according to The New York Times.

Ms. Harris began her campaign supporting a single-payer system and ending private insurance, only to walk back those comments shortly thereafter. Her healthcare plan ultimately included a role for private payers, and though it was called "Medicare for All," it more closely resembled a public option than the single-payer plan by the same name. 

The New York Times reports she is likely a "top-tier pick" for vice president.

 

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