Earlier, we brought you Sen. Barack Obama's statement on former Sen. John Edwards' decision to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama is reportedly jockeying with Sen. Hillary Clinton for support from Edwards, who has not yet said if he'll endorse a candidate. Clinton has a statement about Edwards too; it follows in full.
"John Edwards ended his campaign today in the same way he started it -- by standing with the people who are too often left behind and nearly always left out of our national debate.
"John ran with compassion and conviction and lifted this campaign with his deep concern for the daily lives of the American people. That is what this election is about -- it's about our people. And John is one of the greatest champions the American people could ask for.
"I wish John and Elizabeth all the best. They have my great personal respect and gratitude. And I know they will continue to fight passionately for the country and the people they love so deeply."