Marianne Williamson Drops Presidential Bid

January 10, 2020 by Dan McCue
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson addresses the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign June 17, 2019 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS) **FOR USE WITH THIS STORY ONLY**

WASHINGTON – After days of denials, author and activist Marianne Williamson ended her presidential campaign Friday, assuring her supporters that “love will prevail.”

Williamson, Houston, Texas native who has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers in the “Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous” category, entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in January 2019, but remained a fringe figure.

In a letter posted to Twitter Friday, Williamson said she had no regrets about running.

“I wanted to discuss things I felt needed to be discussed that otherwise were not. I feel that we have done that,” she said.

“I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible effort to share our message. With 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,” Williamson admitted. “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.”

After thanking her supporters and wishing the remaining Democratic candidates well “on the road ahead,” Williamson added, “I learned many things about America during this campaign. I’m more convinced than ever that we’re a good and decent people, that democracy matters, and what our country has always stood for is worth struggling for. I will continue in that struggle, and I know that you will too.”

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