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John Edwards to Leave the Race

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards (D-NC) speaks at a town hall meeting during a campaign stop in Conway, South Carolina, in this picture taken on January 22, 2008. (Reuters).

By Chris Cillizza
Former senator John Edwards (N.C.) will end his bid for the presidency today in New Orleans, bringing to a close a five-year quest for the nation's highest office.

Edwards will be joined by his wife, Elizabeth, as well as his three children on stage. He is expected to take part in a Habitat for Humanity event following the announcement. Edwards will not endorse either Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) or Barack Obama (Ill.) today and has no plans to weigh in for either candidate in the immediate future, according to aides.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  January 30, 2008; 9:50 AM ET
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