Without having any influence on the national campaign since joining, 89-year-old ex-Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel withdrew from the Democratic presidential contest. Originally, Mr. Gravel said he was only running to expose “American imperialism,” but when he failed to qualify for the debate stage his quest appeared hopeless. The field now reduces to 24 candidates, but it’s unlikely that Miramar (FL) Mayor Wayne Messam and ex-Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) will see any greater success than Mr. Gravel.
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