John Edwards's file:

Democrat from North Carolina

John Edwards is a former U.S. senator from North Carolina who was John Kerry's running mate in 2004. A personal injury attorney, Edwards was born in South Carolina in 1953 and now lives in Chapel Hill, N.C. He graduated from North Carolina State University and earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School. He is married to Elizabeth Edwards, who has been diagnosed with cancer. They have three children; a fourth was killed in an auto accident. He withdrew from the presidential race on Jan. 30, 2008.

Recent statements involving John Edwards

"If you are African-American in this country today, you are likely to have a net worth of about 10 percent of what white families have."

"I believe, Senator Clinton, you've raised more money from those people (the oil and gas industry) than any candidate, Democrat or Republican."

"One out of every four homeless people on our streets is a veteran."

"I won the South Carolina primary in 2004, and I was way behind in the polls at this stage in 2004."

"Our children's safety is potentially at risk because nearly half of the apple juice consumed by our children comes from apples grown in China."

Recent stories featuring John Edwards

No maverick cred for Obama:

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He said, she said: The Democratic debate in Myrtle Beach featured sharp comments by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. We found Clinton continued to distort Obama's comments about Ronald Reagan, while other claims were closer to the truth.

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