Sen. Kamala Harris, whose electoral campaign has drastically cut headcount last month, is currently only 3 percent and fifth place among Democratic Party presidential candidates, according to a poll with Michael Bloomberg published Friday, despite Bloomberg's failure to do so not even officially announced for 2020.
And now, Harris may face another problem: a second report from Friday described internal riots at Harris' headquarters in Baltimore, with several aides demanding the resignation of campaign leader Juan Rodriguez after he decided in late October to hire field workers in several Harris & # 39; s dismissing states and Canada are already dwindling campaign warfare of a seven-digit TV ad campaign ahead of the February Iowa caucus.
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In the poll, both Harris and Bloomberg fell behind Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, who scored 6 percent and Sen Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, 13 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders led the Demicratic field with 19 percent support.
Rodriguez said in an October 30 October news campaign report received from Fox News that several dozen people in the Baltimore headquarters were fired from the campaign – as were volunteers in New Hampshire, Nevada, and California – to leave. "all-in" in Iowa. He also said the campaign aimed to provide $ 1 million for a media campaign in the weeks leading up to the caucus on February 3, a figure which is now considered unlikely given the Harris & # 39; Harris' electoral headquarters in Baltimore reported unnamed aides Politico on Friday. They said several adjutants had turned to campaign leader Maya Harris to force Rodriguez to resign. They claimed his failed leadership was responsible for the campaign's recent problems.
One official said Harris & # 39; s current campaign structure is "No discipline, no plan, no strategy."
"It's an identity campaign," the official continued. "What feels right, what impulse you have right now, what emotions, what frustration."
But others defended Rodriguez and said he remained faithful to Harris even before she announced her candidacy in January. They pointed their fingers at Maya Harris, who shared the leadership responsibility with Rodriguez.
"Since the beginning of this race, he has had no responsibility whatsoever with any of the authorities. He has strapped this race with at least one, if not two, hands behind his back, "said a high-ranking campaign official, Politico von Rodriguez. "He would never undermine her. He's just not that guy.
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The Politico report cited 12 people – who were either current or former campaigners or donors – who spoke on condition of anonymity.
] In the meantime, Harris has crossed the country to rescue the support. Her campaign was struggling to get back on track after her first outstanding moment in the race during the first democratic debate in June, when she challenged Biden, a frontrunner, for his comments on segregationist US senators and school buses. Harris fought in the second debate after Biden and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, questioned her record as Attorney General in California. She strove to shine in later debates.
Paul Steinhauser and Kelly Phares of Fox News contributed to this report.