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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Edwards and Wife Plan News Conference

John Edwards, the North Carolina Democrat making a second bid for the presidency, announced late Wednesday night that he would hold a news conference Thursday, a day after he and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Mrs. Edwards’ doctor to assess her health following her recovery from breast cancer.

Mrs. Edwards, in a brief interview from her home in Chapel Hill, said she and Mr. Edwards would discuss her health at the news conference, but she declined to elaborate.

“I’m still here,” she said.

Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for the Edwards campaign, said that she would not provide any details in advance of the press conference, which will be held in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Adam Nagourney

Edwards is such a sleazeball, it is very hard not to be cynical about this. I'm not sure why Elizabeth Edwards' health is anything that requires a national press conference. It is sufficient to note that Edwards is polling a very distant third among Democrats. Edwards and his handlers are likely looking for a point or two of sympathy bump.


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