Edwards Drops Out of Senate Race

EDWARDS DROPS OUT OF SENATE RACE….John Edwards has officially told the North Carolina Democratic Party that he will not run for reelection as senator. Presumably this is supposed to demonstrate that he’s committed to following through on his presidential campaign and won’t drop out if it looks like he’s doing poorly. I assume it also means that his third quarter fundraising is going well.

It also means the Democrats need to find another candidate for his senate seat, so chalk up one more Democratic senate seat that’s now in play for 2004.