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Saturday, May 24, 2003


Edwards to drop out?

posted by Aziz P. at Saturday, May 24, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
pure speculation, but the Scripps News Service is making the claim that Edwards may drop out of the running:

So who among the nine candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination will be the first to drop out? Don't be surprised if it's Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

Edwards is telegenic, a smooth talker, and he's raised a bunch of dough. But he's been lost amid better-known candidates like Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, as well as those who have created a buzz, like former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Edwards' Senate seat is up in 2004, so he could opt to return to the upper chamber and make a White House play later.

If he drops out, will he endorse Dean or Kerry? Discuss...


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