CNN: Vilsack Out

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Via Atrios comes this CNN story stating Tom Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa, is dropping out of the 2008 Pres race:

Democrat Tom Vilsack is abandoning his bid for the presidency after struggling against better-known, better-financed rivals, a senior campaign official told The Associated Press on Friday.

Vilsack left office in January and traveled through states holding early tests of strength. He had faced a tough challenge from rivals such as New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and John Edwards, who have had more success raising money and attracting attention — even in Vilsack’s home state of Iowa.

As I wrote yesterday, this is incredibly good news for Bill Richardson, because he’s now the only candidate in the race with executive experience.

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