Candidates Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Duncan Hunter Stay In

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 9, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 9,

Washington, DC ( — Iowa claimed two victim with the departure of Sens. Joe Bide and Chris Dodd, but New Hampshire, which normally adds more candidates to the casualty list, didn’t cause any of the lower-tier candidates to leave the race.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson received just five percent of the Democratic vote but he plans to stay in the race to compete in Nevada and other western states that participate in Super Tuesday in February.

"We head out West and the fight goes on, and we will continue,” he told a few hundred supporters on Tuesday night.

“And so we know from the results tonight there is not going to be any premature coronation," Richardson added. "This race is going on and on and on."

Rep. Dennis Kucinich fared worse, receiving just one percent of the vote, but he said the race is far from over and he wants to continue pressing his anti-war themes.

"This election’s been a roller coaster," he said, according to AP. "This election will continue to be unpredictable, and the very unpredictability of it leaves the door open for a candidate like myself pressing issues like health care."

Duncan Hunter of California, a long-shot Republican, has no plans to exit the race either despite earning just one percent of the Republican vote. In fact, he’s slated to speak in Michigan at the Ottawa County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Hudsonville.