I’ll add to this later if there’s a video from his speech available. The photos are good from the first story.
Updated with another story.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008 added video of Dennis’ speech.
By Thomas J. Sheeran
Associated Press Writer
Jan. 25, 2008
Kucinich vows to keep fighting for causes
by Molly Kavanaugh
The Plain Dealer
January 25, 2008
Rep. Dennis Kucinich officially ended his yearlong quest for the White House Friday by pledging that his energy will be devoted to winning a seventh term in Congress.
Kucinich made his announcement surrounded by family members and about 50 supporters at the International Laborers’ Union hall on Euclid Ave.
The 61-year-old congressman announced the creation of a national organization, Integrity Now, which will continue to push his presidential campaign agenda of ending the war in Iraq.
Kucinich said all the energy that had gone into his presidential campaign could now be “transitioned” to the new group. He gave few details of the organization but said his wife, Elizabeth, would play a major role, and he urged people to visit integritynow.org.
He said that being shut out of presidential debates coupled with a recent meeting with local labor leaders convinced him that it was time to focus on returning to Congress.
He ended his 35-minute press conference, saying “I’m glad to be back,”
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008
Kucinich withdraws from Presidential race 01.25.08
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.”
Added: January 25, 2008