Author Marianne Williamson has decided to end her campaign to become the 46th President of the United States of America. The decision comes a week after Williamson laid off her national staff. She also failed to qualify for next week’s debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
“I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share our message. With caucuses and primaries now about to begin, however, we will not be able to garner enough votes in the election to elevate our conversation any more than it is now,” the author wrote in a statement to her supporters.
“The primaries might be tightly contested among the top contenders, and I don’t want to get in the way of a progressive candidate winning any of them,” she added.
Williamson joins Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro as candidates who have recently ended their campaigns. The 2020 presidential field now includes front runners like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar and others continue to hang around as potential nominees.