The latest casualties
of the DNC chairmanship race are Ickes and Kirk.
Former Clinton aide Harold Ickes and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk let top Democrats know Tuesday that they won't be running for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Kirk, who made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2002, wrote a letter to DNC members Tuesday saying he would not run but was endorsing fellow Texan Martin Frost, a former congressman [...]
Ickes, a longtime Democratic activist, also let party members know he would not be running.
"I just decided I probably did not have enough of the attributes (a chairman needs) to do the party justice," Ickes said in an interview.
Neither person had officially entered the fray.
Update: In a previous post I mentioned that Rosenberg, who will announce officially Thursday, would be the second person to join the race after Donnie Fowler. I was wrong. Someone forwarded me an email from Martin Frost announcing his candidacy.
Now, Frost made this announcement on December 28, when absolutely no one was paying attention. He's going to have to show a better sense of timing if he's going to make this thing work.
Update 2: Ack! Wellington Webb is also a declared candidate.