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Edwards 'to quit White House race'
Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani also expected to announce he is leaving race.
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2008 20:00 GMT
Edwards [R] did not win a single presidential primary
 or caucus [AFP]

John Edwards, the former North Carolina senator, is to leave the US Democratic presidential race, sources within his campaign say.
 
Edwards will announce the move in the southern US city of New Orleans at 1800 GMT, Colleen Murray, his spokeswoman, told Reuters on Wednesday.
The former North Carolina senator had not won a single primary or caucus and had consistently polled third behind Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
 
Edwards is not expected to endorse either Obama or Clinton at present, one of his advisers told AP.
Reacting to the news, Obama praised Edwards on Wednesday for spending a "lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling, even when it wasn't popular to do".
 
Clinton also told NBC that it was important to remember the "very important" contribution Edwards made "to encourage us to focus on poverty".
 
Meanwhile it is widely expected that Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor, will drop out of the Republican presidential race.
 
Giuliani finished a distant third in the Florida primary on Tuesday, behind winner John McCain and Mitt Romney.
 
Previous campaigns
 
Edwards made the decision to run for the nomination despite his wife's cancer recurring last year.
 
A former trial lawyer, Edwards launched his campaign in New Orleans last year, calling for action on US poverty.
 
He ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and after losing was picked by John Kerry as his prospective vice president in that year's White House race.
 
However Kerry lost the election to George Bush.
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