New York: Kamala Harris, the senator of Indian heritage, has pulled out of the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination as she tumbled in the polls despite a strong start and was running short of campaign finance. “It is with deep regret - but also with deep gratitude - that I am suspending my campaign today,” she tweeted on Tuesday.
She said in a message to her supporters that the “truth today” is “my campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.” “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,” she added.
Harris, who is from California is of partial Indian descent - her mother is the late cancer researcher Shyamal Gopalan and her father, Donald Harris, is African Jamaican.
Now there are only six serious candidates left to participate in the upcoming debate - all of them white in a party that trumpets its diversity and its caring for minorities - after Harris, who qualified for it dropped out.
She is the second candidate of Indian heritage to try for a major party’s presidential nomination.
Bobby Jindal, the former governor of Louisiana, ran against President Donald Trump in 2015 for the Republican Party nomination for the 2016 election. (IANS)