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The Democratic field for the 2020 nomination continued to shrink on Tuesday after self-declared top-tier candidate Senator Kamala Harris (CA) dropped out due to a lack of funds. In response, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News ran reports mourning the loss of her campaign, with one noting that the upcoming Democratic debate would only consist of white people now. But surprisingly, an ABC report singed Harris on her out by noting her staffers were not happy working for her.
The NBC report from chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was arguably the most mournful about Harris’ departure. Mitchell reported noted that “the telegenic California Senator” was being left behind in fundraising and couldn’t connect with African Americans.
She ended the video portion of the report by gushing about how Harris was receiving “praise from other Democrats” still in the race:
JOE BIDEN: She is a first-rate intellect, a first-rate candidate, and it's a real competitor.
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): Sometimes campaigns have a way of tearing people apart or breaking down friendships. For us, it's brought us closer.