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John Ashcroft | Howard Dean | Dick Gephardt | Newt Gingrich
Rudolph Giuliani | Jack Kemp | Bob Kerrey | John Kerry
George Pataki | Fred Thompson | J.C. Watts | Paul Wellstone | Pete Wilson

The following are links to major stories from The Washington Post and The Associated Press on those who decided not to run for the White House in 2000.

Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.)

Ashcroft to Focus on Senate Reelection in 2000 (Jan. 6, 1999)
Sen. Ashcroft Won't Seek GOP Nomination (Jan. 5, 1999)
Focusing on 2000, Ashcroft to Issue Economic Plan (Aug. 24, 1998)
Christian Right Lifts Ashcroft (April 14, 1998)
Ashcroft Gets Serious (Aug. 14, 1997)
Ashcroft Mulls White House Race (Aug. 3, 1997)

Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.)

Vermont Governor Denies Plans to Run for President (Dec. 7, 1997)
Vermont Governor Dean Defends Fund-Raising (Oct. 18, 1997)

House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.)

Gore Gets Boost as Gephardt Eyes Speakership (Feb. 4, 1999)
Gephardt Won't Challenge Gore in 2000 (Feb. 3, 1999)
Aides: House Gains Make Gephardt Rethink Future (Nov. 11, 1998)
In N.H., Gephardt Looks Like a Candidate (Sept. 5, 1998)
Gephardt Courts Gay, Lesbian Community (July 5, 1998)
Gephardt, Still Leading With His Left (Aug. 13, 1997)
Gephardt Builds Foundation for House (April 4, 1997)

Newt Gingrich (R)

Gingrich to Decide on Bid by Labor Day '99 (Dec. 20, 1997)

New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (R)

Feud Flares Between Giuliani and Pataki (Feb. 14, 1999)
Giuliani Declines Iowa Invite But Rules Nothing Out (Nov. 17, 1997)

Jack Kemp (R)

Kemp's 'Appetite Is Whetted' for Presidential Race (Feb. 10, 1997)
Citing Family and Work, Kemp Sidesteps 2000 Question (Nov. 7, 1996)

Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.)

Kerrey Decides Against Run for President (Dec. 14, 1997)
Kerrey Ponders 2000 (June 17, 1997)

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)

Sen. Kerry Won't Run Against Gore (Feb. 27, 1999)

Gov. George E. Pataki (R-N.Y.)

Feud Flares Between Giuliani and Pataki (Feb. 14, 1999)
Pataki Setting Up Federal PAC (Jan. 20, 1999)
Pataki Thinks About 2000 (Nov. 12, 1996)

Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.)

Thompson Probe's Legacy May Be Political Fallout (Nov. 10, 1997)

Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.)

Watts Walks a Tightrope on Affirmative Action (May 12, 1998)
Watts, E. Dole Win GOP Support (March 2, 1998)

Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.)

Wellstone, Citing Ailment, Opts Out of White House Bid (Jan. 10, 1999)

Pete Wilson (R)

Gov. Wilson Lifted State, Sank Party (Jan. 2, 1999)

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