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Kamala Harris quit the presidential race just in time. Here's what it means for her future

SAN FRANCISCO - Kamala Harris didn't do a great many things well in her crash-and-burn campaign for president. But her swift exit from the race was executed perfectly.

By quitting when she did, Harris avoided embarrassing losses in several early contests and, most important, her home state of California, preserving her status as a leading vice presidential prospect and positioning her as a strong candidate for a place in the Cabinet, such as attorney general, in a Democratic administration.

The freshman U.S. senator also gave herself more than adequate time to politically recover ahead of a 2022 reelection campaign, should she decide to seek a second term.

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