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Gary Hart Not in Presidential Race

May 07, 2003|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Gary Hart, the 1988 Democratic front-runner forced to abandon his presidential bid due to scandal, said Tuesday that he will not try to make another run for the White House.

"I've concluded that I do not have sufficient enthusiasm for the mechanical side of campaigning -- the money, the media and the polling and so forth -- to go forward with a campaign," Hart, 66, said in a telephone interview.

The former Colorado senator, who sought his party's nomination in 1984 and 1988, had been weighing a bid for the Democratic nod since January

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