She dropped out of the race on September 30, 2003, and endorsed Governor Gray Davis' campaign to vote against the recall.
Polls showed that only about 2 percent of likely California voters planned to vote for her at the time of her withdrawal.
In 2011, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for US$315 million, and made Huffington the President and Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which included The Huffington Post and then-existing AOL properties including AOL Music, Engadget, Patch Media, and Style List.
In 1971, Huffington appeared in an edition of Face the Music along with Bernard Levin.
The project's 2003 TV ads, which equated driving sport utility vehicles to funding terrorism, proved to be particularly controversial, with some stations refusing to run them.