Marianne Williamson steps down from presidential race, says love will prevail

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Author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson announced Friday she is ending her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share our message", Williamson said in a message on her website.

Williamson, like President Donald Trump, never before ran for public office but used her personal celebrity as a stepping stone to politics. "I feel that we have done that", said Williamson, who campaigned against trickle down economics and wanted to create a Departments of Peace and Children and Youth, invest in African American communities and combat climate change.

In her longshot bid for the nomination, the eclectic candidate outlasted O'Rourke-who quit November 1-by 70 days.

In her announcement, Williamson noted that despite her campaign's end, "love will prevail".

"I'm more convinced than ever that we're a good and decent people, that democracy matters, and that what our country has always stood for is worth struggling for", she said, promising to "continue in that struggle".

As her campaign went on, Williamson was criticized for her statements on vaccines, among other matters, having appeared to lend credence to the notion that vaccines are somehow linked to autism.

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Watson scored on a five-yard touchdown run with 0:24 left in the third quarter to cap off a nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Williams added two more scores in the third quarter as Kansas City broke the game open on his runs of one and five yards.

Williamson said she will support whoever wins the Democratic nomination.

"As of today, therefore, I'm suspending my campaign", she wrote.

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

Williamson's most notable policy proposal was likely her call for at least $100 billion - but potentially as much as $500 billion - in reparations for the descendants of slaves.

She has languished with a national polling average of less than 1 percent all cycle long, and only one debate-qualifying pollster (Monmouth University) ever found her above 1 percent.

She concluded: "Finally, these are not times to despair; they are simply times to rise up". Her departure winnows the Democratic field down to 13 contenders.

Still, it was hard to disagree with Williamson when she was on one.

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