Wednesday, February 18, 2004
LA Times: Dean to End Campaign, Stay in Race http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=584&ncid=584&e=4&u=/nm/20040218/pl_nm/campaign_dean_dc
BURLINGTON, Vt. (Reuters) - Howard Dean returned home to Burlington, Vermont, early on Wednesday carrying a decision to quit his presidential campaign but remain in the race for the nomination, the Los Angeles Times reported in Wednesday's editions.
"Though Dean is not going to formally drop out of the race, he is going to stop campaigning," a Dean aide told the newspaper.
"The move would allow his supporters to continue to vote for him in the upcoming primaries and have a say at the Democratic National Convention in July," The Times reported.
The decision was to be announced here on Wednesday; however, Dean had begun talking in the past tense about his bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.
Of interest and note:
Dean has said Edwards would be a stronger candidate against Republican President Bush than Kerry, whom he has denounced as beholden to special interests.
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