Democratic presidential candidates shared supportive messages for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) Tuesday after she dropped her White House bid.
The presidential hopefuls thanked Harris for her friendship and leadership throughout the 2020 campaign.
Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.) shared moments with Harris on the campaign trail, tweeting support for his “dear friend.”
“My dear friend @KamalaHarris is a trailblazer. I’ve loved serving with her in the Senate and every moment we’ve run into one another on the trail. Her campaign broke barriers and did it with joy. Love you, sister,” Booker tweeted.
My dear friend @KamalaHarris is a trailblazer. I’ve loved serving with her in the Senate and every moment we’ve run into one another on the trail. Her campaign broke barriers and did it with joy. Love you, sister. pic.twitter.com/HzLXw88NrM
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 3, 2019
Another of Harris’s Senate colleagues, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.), said the campaign only brought her and Harris closer together.
“Kamala is a good friend and incredibly strong public servant. Sometimes campaigns can tear friendships apart but we have grown closer. Her good work will continue,” Klobuchar tweeted.
Kamala is a good friend and incredibly strong public servant. Sometimes campaigns can tear friendships apart but we have grown closer. Her good work will continue.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) December 3, 2019
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) thanked Harris for running a “spirited and issue-oriented campaign” and said he looks forward to working with her to “defeat the most dangerous president in history and ending the hatred and divisiveness that he has created.”
Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned MORE, a billionaire who is self-financing his presidential campaign, said Harris brought “important ideas and perspective to the race.”
“And we will especially need her leadership and commitment to justice in the Senate as Congress weighs impeachment,” he added.
Harris seemingly took a swipe at Bloomberg, a late entry to the field of Democratic candidates, when she announced the end of her campaign.
“I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete,” Harris wrote to supporters.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) also seemed to call out Bloomberg in her tweet of support for Harris on Tuesday.
“Kamala is right—our system is deeply broken when billionaires can buy their way in. I’ll fight with you to make sure our government works for all of us,” Warren tweeted. She also thanked Harris for her for her commitment to “fighting for the people, for justice, and to holding Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE accountable.
Billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE also shared support for Harris as a friend and “fierce advocate for equality.”
“As a fierce advocate for equality, Sen. @KamalaHarris has been and continues to be a force in and beyond California. I’m proud to call her a friend, and I know her work on behalf of the American people is just getting started,” Steyer tweeted.
Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSome realistic solutions for income inequality Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests MORE (D-Colo.) said Harris’s “leadership is critical,” while adding that he is “grateful for her voice in this race.”
Former Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickIt’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Andrew Yang endorses Biden in 2020 race MORE (D-Mass.), a late entry into the race, said the party and nation “are better” based on Harris’s talent and dedication, tweeting, “I look forward to working with her in the years ahead.”
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro also thanked Harris for her friendship and candidacy.
I’m so thankful for @KamalaHarris’s friendship and candidacy in this race.
As a child of immigrants, she’s been a lifelong fighter for opportunity and justice for all Americans, and I’m glad she’ll keep fighting for an America where everyone counts. pic.twitter.com/09XFGYG7BD
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) December 3, 2019
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) thanked Harris for her “leadership and courage,” tweeting, “I know she will continue to fight fearlessly on behalf of the American people—and our democracy.”
.@KamalaHarris has spent her career advocating for the voiceless and the vulnerable. I am grateful for her leadership and the courage she brings to the Senate and the national debate. I know she will continue to fight fearlessly on behalf of the American people—and our democracy. https://t.co/63Y6vryasv
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) December 3, 2019
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, who is on an eight-day bus tour across Iowa, told a reporter he has “mixed feelings” about Harris dropping out.
“She is a first rate intellect, a first rate candidate and a real competitor. I have mixed emotions about it because she is really a solid solid person and loaded with talent,” Biden said, according to ABC News reporter Molly Nagle.
.@JoeBiden reacts to @SenKamalaHarris dropping out of the 2020 race:
“She is a first rate intellect, a first rate candidate and a real competitor. I have mixed emotions about it because she is really a solid solid person and loaded with talent.”
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 3, 2019
Tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE said he was “stunned” to see Harris drop out. He called her one of his “favorite people to share time with on the trail.”
“So warm, smart, fiery and a true public servant,” Yang tweeted. “She offered my family help and guidance when she didn’t need to. Kamala I will see you soon.”
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D), who feuded with Harris on the debate stage, sent her “best wishes” to Harris, the senator’s family and the campaign’s supporters.
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“While we disagree on some issues, we agree on others & I respect her sincere desire to serve the American people. I look forward to working together on the challenges we face as a nation,” Gabbard tweeted.
Former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what ‘policing’ means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight Minnesota AG Keith Ellison says racism is a bigger problem than police behavior; 21 states see uptick in cases amid efforts to reopen The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan says there will be consequences from fraying US-China relations; WHO walks back claims on asymptomatic spread of virus MORE (D-Md.), a long-shot candidate, called Harris “one of the truly great leaders in the Democratic Party.”
“@KamalaHarris is one of the truly great leaders in the Democratic Party. Her campaign slogan ‘For the People perfectly embodies what public service is all about. April and I very much enjoyed the opportunity to get to know @KamalaHarris and @douglasemhoff on the trail,” he tweeted.
.@KamalaHarris is one of the truly great leaders in the Democratic Party. Her campaign slogan “For the People” perfectly embodies what public service is all about. April and I very much enjoyed the opportunity to get to know @KamalaHarris and @douglasemhoff on the trail.
— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) December 3, 2019
Harris launched her 2020 bid as a leading candidate, showing promise when she took Biden to task during the early Democratic debates. In recent months, however, her campaign has endured declining polling numbers, staff turmoil and a lack of funds.
With Harris’s departure, there are now 15 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination.
Updated at 4:55 p.m.