Wednesday, January 30, 2008
- Tom Vilsack, former Governor of Iowa, a presidential candidate from November 30, 2006 to February 23, 2007, withdrew from seeking the Democratic nomination due to a lack of funds and endorsed Senator Clinton.
- Joe Biden, U.S. Senator of Delaware, withdrew on January 3, 2008 after the Iowa Caucuses due to lack of support.
- Christopher Dodd, U.S. Senator of Connecticut, withdrew on January 3, 2008 after the Iowa Caucuses due to lack of support.
- Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, former U.S. Representative from New Mexico, former Secretary of Energy, and former United States Ambassador to the UN, withdrew after the New Hampshire Primaries.
- Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Congressman of Ohio, withdrew on January 25th to focus on re-election to his congressional seat.
- John Edwards, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina and 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, announced his withdrawal on January 30th.
Candidates for the Republican Party:
Additional third tier candidates have filed with the FEC - See main article.
- Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia, a presidential candidate from December 19, 2006 to July 14, 2007, withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination, citing fundraising problems.
- Tommy Thompson, former Governor of Wisconsin and former Secretary of Health and Human Services, a presidential candidate from April 1, 2007 to August 12, 2007, withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination, citing a poor showing in the Ames Straw Poll held on August 11, and endorsed Rudy Giuliani.
- Sam Brownback, U.S. Senator from Kansas, a presidential candidate from January 20, 2007 to October 19, 2007, withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination, citing poor fundraising. He later endorsed John McCain for President.
- John H. Cox, a lawyer, accountant, businessman, and broadcaster, was the first Republican to formally seek the party's 2008 nomination for president, but dropped out of the race in December 2007.
- Tom Tancredo, U.S. Representative from Colorado, a presidential candidate from April 2, 2007 to December 20, 2007, withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination. After announcing that he was ending his campaign, Tancredo endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
- Duncan Hunter, a California U.S. Representative, dropped out on Jan. 19 after the Nevada caucus due to a lack of support. He has since then endorsed Mike Huckabee.
- Fred Thompson, former U.S. Senator from Tennessee, dropped out on Jan. 22. The Thompson campaign confirmed that he would not be endorsing any candidates.
- Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, announced his withdrawal on January 30th.
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