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After Sen. Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday that she is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, other Democrats still in the running responded.

Former vice president Joe Biden made a brief statement to reporters, saying Harris is a “first-rate intellect,” a “first-rate candidate,” and a “real competitor.”

“I have mixed emotions about it, because she is a really solid, solid person,” Biden said. “We’re loaded with talent,” he added.

A reporter asked, “Would you consider her for VP still?” Biden walked away without answering that question.

Julian Castro issued a statement on Twitter, writing, “I’m so thankful for @KamalaHarris’s friendship and candidacy in this race. As a child of immigrants, she’s been a lifelong fighter for opportunity and justice for all Americans, and I’m glad she’ll keep fighting for an America where everyone counts.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted, “Kamala is a good friend and incredibly strong public servant. Sometimes campaigns can tear friendships apart but we have grown closer. Her good work will continue.”

Mayor Pete Buttigieg wrote, “.@KamalaHarris has spent her career advocating for the voiceless and the vulnerable. I am grateful for her leadership and the courage she brings to the Senate and the national debate. I know she will continue to fight fearlessly on behalf of the American people—and our democracy.”

Sen. Cory Booker tweeted, “My dear friend @KamalaHarris is a trailblazer. I’ve loved serving with her in the Senate and every moment we’ve run into one another on the trail. Her campaign broke barriers and did it with joy. Love you, sister.”

Beto O’Rourke, who dropped out of the race earlier, tweeted, “Grateful to Kamala for her service, her candidacy and for all of the great things she’s going to do in the future. Amy and I got to know Kamala and Doug on the campaign trail, impressed by their kindness to us and their great sense of humor in the midst of incredible pressure.”

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