Marianne Williamson Suspends 2020 Campaign 'With Love And Gratitude'


With a crowded Democratic field of candidates, Williamson said she recognized that the upcoming presidential primaries might be tightly-contested and she did not want to "get in the way of a progressive candidate" winning any of them. According to the research giant, Williamson's main mainstream splash went through viral moments in the first two Democratic debates, gaining online support and inspiring a multitude of memes and making her one of the candidates the most googlées after the first debates.

Williamson, like President Donald Trump, never before ran for public office but used her personal celebrity as a stepping stone to politics.

Williamson said in a statement that she was suspending her campaign, because she would not be able to get enough votes to "elevate our conversation any more than it is now".

Williamson, 67, laid off her entire staff recently but continued to make campaign appearances in New Hampshire and Iowa.

"I feel that we have done that", she wrote on her official website.

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Williamson announced her campaign last April, and unveiled a platform that included reparations for minorities historically affected by slavery, and creating a Cabinet-level "Department of Peace".

In October, Williamson failed to qualify for the OH democratic debate, responding in a Washington Post editorial that the debate "contained no magic".

Author Marianne Williamson takes a question during a town hall event at the Unity Center in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

"If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in the country, then I'm afraid Democrats are going to see some very dark days", she said in July.

But she remained a long shot to win the nomination and had one of the smallest campaigns in the race. "And yes ... love will prevail". Despite penning 13 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers, she came into the race with little political name recognition compared to her competitors.