News Briefs: Dec. 3


California senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the Democratic presidential race Tuesday. Harris cited an inability to fund a competitive campaign in an email to supporters. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris wrote. Harris qualified for the Dec. 19 debate. There are 15 Democratic candidates in the race.

Uninsured Americans may qualify to receive free HIV prevention drugs through a government program. Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, said the plan is for the government to distribute drugs aimed at infection prevention.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo contacted the Republican’s party biggest donor, Sheldon Adelson, to “gauge interest” in a potential run for Senate. Pompeo previously contacted Charles Koch during a visit to Kansas in October. According to the Wichita Eagle, Pompeo has more than enough donor support to fund a campaign.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I have been the assistant news editor and the managing editor. I have also interned for the Manhattan Mercury and the Colby Free Press. I grew up in Colby, Kansas, and I am a junior in journalism and English. Through the Collegian, I aim to provide the K-State community with quality news coverage while we learn to serve our campus.