Marianne Williamson drops out of Democrat primary race

By Jen Krausz on
 February 8, 2024

Long-shot candidate Marianne Williamson announced Wednesday that she will abandon her challenge to President Joe Biden for the Democrat presidential nomination.

Williamson, known as a self-help author and spiritualist, only garnered 5,000 votes in New Hampshire, but she decided to give it a few more primaries before making a decision.

After getting 2% in South Carolina and 3% in Nevada, she has conceded that she isn't gaining enough traction to continue.

“I hope future candidates will take what works for them, drinking from the well of information we prepared,” Williamson wrote in announcing the end of her bid. “My team and I brought to the table some great ideas, and I will take pleasure when I see them live on in campaigns and candidates yet to be created.”

Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips is Biden's last remaining challenger, and while he's doing better than Williamson, he's probably not long for the campaign trail himself.