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Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 Democratic presidential race – live

The Guardian has confirmed Harris is ending her campaign, but the California senator has not yet posted a video announcing her decision

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6.19pm GMT

The Guardian has confirmed Kamala Harris is ending her presidential campaign, but the California senator has not yet posted a video announcing her decision.

Joe Biden, campaigning in Iowa, said he had “mixed emotions” about the news, calling Harris a “first-rate candidate.” Harris’ biggest campaign moment came when she criticized Biden’s past opposition to busing during the first Democratic debates.

.@JoeBiden says he has “mixed emotions” on reports of @KamalaHarris dropping out of race. He called a “first-rate intellect” and “first-rate candidate” @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/8mynNqehdi

6.13pm GMT

Kamala Harris has not yet confirmed she is dropping out of the presidential race, but her husband just shared this photo as reports indicate the California senator has informed her staff of the decision.

I’ve got you. As always.❤️ pic.twitter.com/5OJDT3cDfw

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