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Vilsack Losing Ground, Withdraws from Presidential Race

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (D) has decided to drop his bid for the 2008 Presidential nomination. The news comes as the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found Vilsack trailing Arizona Senator John McCain (R) by 22 percentage points. McCain held a 50% to 28% advantage over Vilsack. That’s up from a 17-point McCain lead in November. Vilsack trailed Republican frontrunner Rudy Giuliani by 28-points in an earlier survey. While Vilsack held modest leads over Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee , he was unable to reach the 40% level of voter support even against these lesser known candidates.

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