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Edwards Says He Has No Interest In Being Number Two On Ticket

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Speaking with NY1 political anchor Dominic Carter Friday, Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says even though he was number two on the ticket when John Kerry ran for president, he won't settle for second place again.

Carter: If Hillary Clinton wins the nomination — you're going to tell me that she's not going to — but if she does and if she says, ÎJohn Edwards you can help me in the South. I need you, America needs you to be number two on the ticket.’ What will you say?

Edwards: I have no interest in being vice president, if that's your question.

Carter: But that's not an unequivocal no?

Edwards: It is a no. It's an unequivocal no."

Edwards also criticized Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, saying the donations she's received from the health care industry contradict her separation from lobbyists.

"I have said they we need to make a clear statement that we don't stand with Washington lobbyists, drug company lobbyists, insurance company lobbyists, etc.,” said Edwards. “And we can do that by taking no money from them. I have not taken any money from them. Senator Clinton's made a different choice."

Edwards admitted he's unsure if his other Democratic rival Senator Barack Obama is qualified for the job, but called him talented, young and charismatic.
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