View Full Version : Kucinich Is Out

01-24-2008, 03:41 PM
January 24, 2008
Kucinich getting out

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Rep. Dennis Kucinich will announce he is abandoning his long shot bid for the White House in a news conference Friday, his campaign confirms to CNN.

In an interview with the Cleveland Plain-Dealer earlier Thursday, the Ohio Democrat said he plans on “transitioning out of the Democratic Presidential primary race" to focus on a "new direction."

His spokesman tells CNN the former presidential candidate is now gearing up for his congressional re-election campaign. Kucinich faces four candidates in a Democratic primary for his seat on March 4, and has faced criticism for devoting much of his attention to running for president.

In his interview with the Plain-Dealer, Kucinich said he will give a much lengthier statement Friday.

This was Kucinich's second bid for the White House — he first ran in 2004. The latest CNN Poll showed him drawing 3 percent of support among registered Democrats nationally.

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01-24-2008, 04:52 PM
saw this coming. too bad because he was my first dem candidate

does this mean we can forget seeing more clarification on what went wrong in new hampshire?

01-24-2008, 05:02 PM
:( Grrr. Guess I'll be voting for Obama then. Kucinich was definitely my top candidate.

01-25-2008, 11:07 AM
I liked Kucinich best too. Of course I can't vote in the primaries in my state so I gotta hope that Obama wins the nomination.

01-25-2008, 12:29 PM
In 2004, based on issues, he was #1 for me. Would be nice to see a candidate like him have a serious shot at the nomination.

01-25-2008, 03:22 PM
Yep. I *heart* Dennis as well. He was my ideal candidate.

GG, I was wondering about what's next re the NH recount also.

01-25-2008, 05:41 PM
Grrr I'm so bummed! I read about this late last night and I'm still mad about it.