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Two Candidates Call It Quits In Race For White House

January 30, 2008

John Edwards is calling it quits. The former North Carolina Senator failed to win any of this year's early nominating contests and is ending his bid for the White House.

And so is Rudy Giuliani. After his disappointing third place finish in Tuesday night's Florida Primary, the former New York mayor will end his campaign and endorse his old friend, John McCain.

The Arizona Senator is clearly the GOP frontrunner after edging Mitt Romney in Florida. McCain now has the momentum heading into Super Tuesday.

"In one week, we will have as close to a national primary as we've ever had in this country. I intend to win it and be the nominee of our party," said McCain.

McCain and Romney will be in California Wednesday night for another debate. But the former Massachusetts governor is already trying to win over Giuliani's supporters.

"I think Rudy Giuliani voters are going to want someone who has run something and who has shown a level of competence in doing so," said Romney.

New York is one of 24 states holding contests on Super Tuesday and during the next week the candidates will be criss-crossing the nation at whirlwind speed.

Bill Clinton continues to stump for his wife, Hillary.

"The way to get national unity to to get people working together," said former President Bill Clinton.

Hillary Clinton has her sights set on Georgia and Arkansas, while Barack Obama is in Colorado and Arizona.

And now that Edwards is dropping out, both democratic candidates will be working overtime to convert his supporters.


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