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  • America Votes

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    Friday, February 13, 2004

    Edwards tried for Clark's endorsement 

    U.S. Sen. John Edwards made a reconnaissance call but wasn't able to join forces with retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

    As Clark was about to endorse Kerry up the road in Madison, Wis., Friday, Edwards met with steel workers in Milwaukee and said afterward that he had asked Clark for his support during a phone call Wednesday.

    News broke late Tuesday night that Clark was bailing out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after finishing third in the Tennessee and Virginia primaries. Edwards, who came in second, dialed him up Wednesday morning.

    "I told him ... that he was a terrific candidate, a good man, I appreciated everything he had done," Edwards said, "and that I would love to have his support."

    - Mark Johnson, Charlotte Observer

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 12:37 PM



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