U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., announced early today he will not be a candidate for president in 2008.With Bayh out, that leaves Tom Vilsack and Dennis Kucinich all alone in the race for the bottom of the pack.
His decision was made public in a statement released to The Indianapolis Star.
"As you know I have been exploring helping the people of my state and our country in a different capacity," he wrote. "After talking with family and friends over the past several days, I have decided that this is not the year for me to run for President and I will not be a candidate for the presidency in 2008.
"It wasn't an easy decision but it was the right one for my family, my friends and my state. I have always prided myself on putting my public responsibilities ahead of my own ambitions."
He conceded the odds were against him, describing himself as a "relatively unknown candidate."