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Marianne Williamson (D) dropped out Jan. 10

Microsoft News 11/8/2019
COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 22: Democratic presidential candidate, author, Marianne Williamson addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Democratic presidential hopefuls are converging on South Carolina this weekend for a host of events where the candidates can directly address an important voting bloc in the Democratic primary. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) © Getty COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 22: Democratic presidential candidate, author, Marianne Williamson addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Democratic presidential hopefuls are converging on South Carolina this weekend for a host of events where the candidates can directly address an important voting bloc in the Democratic primary. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Editor's note: Marianne Williamson officially dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 10, 2020. This page is no longer being updated.

Marianne Deborah Williamson is an American author, lecturer, and activist. She has written 13 books, including 4 New York Times number one bestsellers within the "Advice, How To and Miscellaneous" category. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a volunteer food delivery program that serves home-bound people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. 

She is also the co-founder of the Peace Alliance, a nonprofit grassroots education and advocacy organization supporting peace-building projects.

Born: July 8, 1952 (age 67)

Official site: https://www.marianne2020.com/

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ON KEY ISSUES:

Minimum wage:  Supports $15/hour federal minimum wage

Electoral college: Supports eliminating the electoral college

Climate change:  Supports the Green New Deal

Gun control: Favors assault weapons ban, favors universal background checks

Health care: Favors Medicare for All, but would accept Medicare for some

(Positions compiled by Politico. Click here for a detailed look at Marianne Williamson’s views and where other 2020 candidates stand on the issues.)

COMPLETE PROFILE:

Who is Marianne Williamson? An in-depth look at her biography, family, key positions and where she stands in the race. (Business Insider)

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No crystals: A quick scan of the Instagram or Twitter hashtag “Marianne Williamson” conjures up facetious memes painting the author as a rose quartz devotee, essential oil hawker and New-Agey character.. She's no longer amused. (Yahoo News) 

Well-funded: Marianne Williamson raises $3 million in third quarter, doubling her previous haul. (CNN)

Loyal following: “I call her a modern-day prophet”: Marianne Williamson’s followers want you to give her a chance. (Vox)

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