Marianne Williamson, the 71-year-old author and Democratic presidential candidate, has officially suspended her campaign for the presidency. She made the announcement on social media, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to shed light in the midst of dark times. This decision comes after Williamson was soundly defeated by President Biden in the Nevada Democratic primary, marking the end of her longshot bid to unseat the incumbent president. Despite the outcome, Williamson’s former running mate, Rep. Dean Phillips, expressed admiration for her courage and strength in a social media post, vowing to carry their shared principles forward.
Williamson’s journey in the presidential race has been riddled with challenges and setbacks, dating back to her 2020 Democratic primary run. Prior to suspending her campaign, she had to lay off her entire campaign staff due to fundraising and polling difficulties. This campaign cycle didn’t prove any easier, as Williamson cycled through three different campaign managers within a short period of time. Her most recent campaign manager, Carlos Cardona, departed the campaign the day after the New Hampshire primary, adding to the turbulence of her political journey. Despite these obstacles, Marianne Williamson’s bold spirit and unwavering compassion have left an indelible mark on the 2024 primaries, even as she closes this chapter of her political career.