Well, this certainly caught me by surprise.

Courtesy of WaPo

Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California announced that she is ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In a note to supporters, Harris wrote that “my campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”“It is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude— that I am suspending my campaign today,” she wrote. “But I want to be clear with you: I am still very much in this fight.”

Harris had qualified for the December debate but was in single digits in both national and early-state polls.

Harris, 55, entered the race a rising star. Her January announcement rally in Oakland drew more than 22,000 people. Trump, himself, praised Harris at the time for having the “best opening so far” and a “better crowd, better enthusiasm” than the other Democratic candidates.

Harris got some early buzz after that first debate for taking on Joe Biden, but it did not seem to last.

Harris is, however, the first candidate to drop out while still near the top of the pack. (The most recent polls show her consistenly at around 6th place.)

I never really thought she had much chance of winning but I found her advocacy for teachers in this counry most welcome.

I think that whoever wins might consider Harris for the Attorney General position. 

She would straighten the Justice Department out in about a day.