Bows out of Campaign, Retires From Politics
Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., said Tuesday he will drop
out of the Democratic presidential race, bringing to a close his
30-year career in politics at the end of his current congressional
term. Gephardt's decision comes the day after he finished fourth
in the Iowa caucuses.
Wins Iowa Caucus; Edwards Finishes Second
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry won the Iowa Democratic
caucuses Monday, garnering the support of 38 percent of those
attending the party meetings throughout the state. His total edged
out Sen. John Edwards, who also enjoyed a late groundswell of
support that propelled the North Carolinian to second.
Race 'Virtual Tie', Many Voters Still Undecided
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination
in Iowa could be a very close four-way contest according to recent
polls that show four candidates bunched at the head of the pack.
Drops Out of Race, Endorses Dean
Carol Moseley Braun ended her candidacy for president
Thursday and endorsed former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. Braun announced
her decision at a joint appearance with Dean in Carroll, Iowa,
New York Times' Adam Nagourney assesses the Braun move and reports
on its possible impact on the race for the Democratic nomination.
Issues Debated in Iowa Forum
The "Black and Brown Forum" in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday
was the last joint appearance for the Democratic presidential
candidates before the Iowa caucuses convene.
of the debate and the final weeks of the race..
Endorsed by Harkin, Criticized for Remarks
Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin endorsed Democratic
presidential hopeful Howard Dean Friday as Dean answered questions
about disparaging remarks he made about the Iowa caucuses in 2000.
Candidates Hold Iowa Debate
Highlights of the Jan. 4 Des Moines, Iowa, debate, which
of the nine Democratic candidates.
Margaret Warner discusses
the debate and looks ahead to the campaign in the coming weeks
in a conversation with New York Times correspondents David
Halbfinger and Adam Nagourney.
Listen to the entire
-- Iowa Public Television
Attempts to Hold off Dean in Iowa
Richard Gephardt, a well-known, well-liked congressman from nearby
Missouri, was the odds-on favorite to win the 2004 Iowa caucuses,
just as he did in 1988. But he's got a fight on his hands with
the surging campaign of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
Lieberman Bypass Iowa
The first head-to-head competition between the candidates for
the Democratic presidential nomination will go uncontested by
two top contenders. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and retired
U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark both decided to forgo the January
Iowa caucus and instead focus their campaigns on the early primaries
in New Hampshire and South Carolina.