Kucinich abandons White House bid
Dennis Kucinich has decided to drop out of the presidential race after disappointing single-digit showings in early primaries and caucuses.
The Democratic congressman told his hometown newspaper the Cleveland Plain Dealer about his plans Thursday and said he plans a formal news conference Friday.
The former Cleveland mayor says he wants to remain in the House, where he has called for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney and plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Bush prior to Monday's state of the union address.
"I'm transitioning out of the presidential campaign," Kucinich said in a short video posted to the newspaper's Web site.
Kucinich said he has a lengthy announcement planned for his news conference, which is scheduled for noon Friday in Cleveland.
This video is from The Cleveland Plain Dealer, broadcast January 24, 2008.