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  Daschle Decides Not to Run for President
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News DateTuesday, January 7, 2003 05:50:23 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle said Tuesday he will not run for president, saying his passion "lies here in the Senate" and leaving the field to a handful of aspirants including former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt.

"After careful reflection, I've concluded that at this moment in our history, with so many important decisions to be made about our nation's future," Daschle said in a terse statement released by his Capitol Hill office.

" ... My passion lies here in the Senate," the South Dakotan said.

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