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Author and spiritual adviser, Marianne Williamson announced on Friday that she will be dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
In January 2019, Williamson launched her presidential bid to bring “moral and spiritual awakening” to America, as a way “to engage voters in a more meaningful conversation about America, about our history, about how each of us fit into it, and how to create a sustainable future.”
At the start of the year, Williamson reportedly laid off her entire campaign staff due to low campaign cash. After appearing in the first two debates, Williamson failed to qualify for any more subsequent primary debates.
In a statement on her website, Williamson says, “I ran for president to help forge another direction for our country. I wanted to discuss things I felt needed to be discussed that otherwise were not. I feel that we have done that.” She continues saying, “wWith 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 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.”
Ending her statement giving best wishes to the remaining Democratic candidates, “I wish you all my best on the road ahead. It was an honor being among you. Whichever one of you wins the nomination, I will be there with all my energy and in full support.”
Written by Clarke Jones