Updated: added video
by Mark Naymik
The Plain Dealer
January 24, 2008 15:27PM
Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich is dropping out of the Democratic race for president.
Kucinich will make the announcement Friday at a news conference in Cleveland. In an exclusive interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters, Kucinich said he will explain his “transition” tomorrow.
“I want to continue to serve in Congress,” he said.
Kucinich said he will not endorse another Democrat in the primary.
Kucinich is seeking a seventh term in Congress, but his long-shot bid for the White House has drawn four Democratic opponents.
Dennis Kucinich Drops Out Of Presidential Race
The Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee on Jan 25, 2008
In a speech delivered in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich delivered an impassioned speech that said, in part:
“I deeply and sincerely believe that we fought the good fight — in large part because of the support from all of you here and from hundreds of thousands of people just like you all across this country. I stood strong because you gave me strength. I spoke out because your voices needed and deserved to be heard. And I told the truth, no matter how unpopular or inconvenient, because, no matter how long it takes, the truth really will set us free.”
Video by Chad Ely.
http://actblue.com/page/rjones2818cong (donate to Kucinich for Congress)