Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race.
The California senator’s campaign seemed full of promise when it launched in January, but she struggled to make headway in a crowded field.
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In November her cash-strapped bid laid off staff at its Baltimore HQ and in New Hampshire and her home state.
The 55-year-old, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, was once seen as a rising star within the party.
But she could not cement her fleeting position in the top tier of candidates alongside Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Ms Harris entered the race as a leading contender, launching her bid to a crowd of 22,000 in Oakland, California, at the beginning of the year.
She reached double digits in the polls after attacking Mr Biden on the issue of race during a live TV debate in June, but she began to lag in recent months.