Dodd, Biden drop out after Iowa defeat
By: Martin Kady II
January 4, 2008 01:52 AM EST
Two Senate veterans — Democrats Joe Biden of Delaware and Chris Dodd of Connecticut — are abandoning their presidential campaigns after very poor showings Thursday night in the Iowa caucuses.
Neither mustered more than 1 percent in the intensely competitive contest won by freshman Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
Biden was the most promising of the second-tier candidates, in large part because of his extensive national security experience, his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and his realist view of the Iraq war.
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