How Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign disintegrated

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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaking at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People, hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU, at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus. In a statement, Harris said her campaign didn’t have the funds to continue.

Harris had a promising start in January, when she announced her bid in Oakland in front of 20,000 people. Over the last few months, she’s been plummeting in the polls, falling out of the pack of frontrunners and making her path to victory increasingly unlikely. 

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Guests:
Marisa Lagos - politics correspondent, KQED - @mlagos, Chelsea Janes - political reporter for the Washington Post

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Mooney