John Edwards to drop out of presidential race

From the Michigan Messenger:

Former Senator John Edwards is expected to announce today that he will no longer be running for President. With the exception of Iowa, Edwards consistently placed third  behind Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the early primaries and caucuses. Edwards’ campaign was defined by the need to end poverty and fighting for the working and middle class against corporate greed.

Edwards decision to withdraw before Super Tuesday on February 5th where twenty-two states will go to the polls has fueled speculation that he would strongly consider running as Vice President under the eventual Democratic nominee.

If Edwards decides to endorse someone before February 5th, it may prove to be the extra boost that that candidate will need to lock up the nomination.

Edwards is expected to make his announcement at 1 p.m. from New Orleans, the same place where he launched his bid for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Stay up fam,

Brandon Q.


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