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Presidential candidates who haven't caught on need to decide if they should get out now

Presidential candidates who haven't caught on need to decide if they should get out now

With less than 100 days to go before the Iowa caucuses, presidential hopefuls with dwindling bank accounts and bottom-scraping poll numbers are beginning to weigh the risks of staying in the race versus getting out.

Two candidates on the Democratic side, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, called it quits last week. Their decisions came shortly after Vice President Joe Biden — who has long harbored a desire for the presidency, and who was polling in third place despite not being a candidate — announced he did not believe there was enough time left in the calendar to mount a credible campaign.

On the Republican side,...

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