California Democrat closes offices in Nashua, Portsmouth and Keane. Its Manchester headquarters will remain open but staff will be cut back significantly, leaving only volunteers to knock on doors and give out literature.
"Senator Harris and this team set one goal – to win the nomination and defeat Donald Trump in 2020. To do so, the campaign made a strategic decision to redirect resources to include everything in Iowa, which led to closing down offices and reassigning employees and layoffs in New Hampshire, "said Nate Evans, Harris Harris Hampshire spokesman.
Almost abandonment of initial state operations following a major campaign campaign announced earlier this week for staff relief and significant cost reductions for the Harris campaign, the latest sign that it is struggling to gain traction in the 2020 race
According to a memo sent by campaign manager Juan Rodriguez to campaign supporters and employees, Harris will release staff at her headquarters in Baltimore, deploy New Hampshire, Nevada and California staff oh Iowa, and cut costs. Further action engages her with an "all in" strategy in Iowa.
A CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire that was released on Tuesday showed Harris' support in the state at 3%, a decrease of 9% in a July poll. The California Democrat made her last trip to the Granite State in the first week in September.
Harris canceled her planned November trip to the state during which she was required to submit her personal name in the Hampshire Newsletter. The aide said Harris's name would remain on the newsletter, but she would no longer submit in person, experiencing what was a traditional moment in the nomination process that attracted crowds of press and attention. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Butigig filed in person earlier this week.
“The campaign will continue to be on staff in New Hampshire, but the focus is and will continue to be in Iowa. Senator Harris will not visit New Hampshire on November 6 and 7, but her name will still be on the primary ballot, "Evans said in a statement.
Harris has only participated in the state five times since announcing his nomination last January. It has attracted hundreds to summer city halls and garnered a number of endorsements, including former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Joe Keefe and Jackie Wedspun, co-chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party's African American Caucus.
in Iowa "in September, as her campaign told reporters at the time that she needed to finish third in Iowa to succeed in the next state's early nominations.
"We want to make sure we have a strong top three finish," Rodriguez categorically said during a conference call with reporters, adding that the goal means "more Kamala Harris on a stump and campaign in the early primaries." [1