February 1, 2005
CAUTION, FROST HEAVES:
Frost Drops Out of Race for DNC Chairman (WILL LESTER, 2/01/05, Associated Press)
Former Texas Rep. Martin Frost dropped out of the race for Democratic national chairman on Tuesday, winnowing the field to front-runner Howard Dean and three challengers.Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2005 4:54 PM
Frost's decision came hours after AFL-CIO leaders decided not to make an endorsement in the race for Democratic National Committee chairman.
Frost had counted heavily on organized labor to give him a boost and many in the AFL-CIO were prepared to back him at one point, but Frost had not shown the strength in the race to get an endorsement, union officials said.
The former congressman said he called Dean and ``congratulated him for running a strong campaign.''
David Leland, former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, dropped out earlier in the day.