From reuters/Wa. Post
Democrat Vilsack drops White House bid
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa, dropped his longshot 2008 White House bid on Friday because he could not keep pace with his big-name rivals in raising funds.
"It's really about money," Vilsack said at his Des Moines headquarters as he shut down a 3-month-old campaign operation.
Vilsack faced an uphill struggle competing in the Democratic presidential race against a heavyweight field led by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, the former first lady, and rising star Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.