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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Kirk and Ickes Out of DNC Race

Former US Senate candidate from Texas and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and Clinton aide and Media Fund director Harold Ickes have both called it quits in the race for DNC Chairman. Ironically, neither Kirk or Ickes had even officially declared their candidacy, though both were openly and actively seeking support. The only official candidates right now are Donnie Fowler, former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and Martin Frost. After dropping out, Kirk endorsed fellow Texan Frost. Ickes, however, made no endorsement. I was a fan of Kirk and would have liked to see him finish the race. Interestingly, the story of Kirk and Ickes dropping out was carried on the AP wire and picked up in the Austin American Statesman, adding to the surprising amount of media attention the DNC chair race has gotten thus far.


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