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Goodbye, John. Hello, Ken.

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

After a disappointing finish in Florida, a race that, as Dana Milbank pointed out, wasn't supposed to matter, former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) announced that he is stepping aside.

"Today I am suspending my campaign for the Democratic nomination for the presidency," he said in New Orleans, where he began his campaign. Rudy Giuliani, who had banked on a strong showing in Florida, which he didn't get, is expected to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination soon.

With fewer candidates, there are more questions, of course. Chief among them: Which candidates will Edwards and Giuliani endorse?

In the first hour, Ken Rudin will be here, as he is every week. If you were a Sen. Edwards supporter, will you support Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) or Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)? What did you like about his platform?

If you stood behind Giuliani, to which candidate will you pledge your allegiance? Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), former Gov. Mitt Romney (MA), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR), or Congressman Ron Paul? If you live a Super Tuesday state, are you volunteering for a campaign?

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Based in New York, David Gura is a correspondent on NPR's business desk. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he regularly guest hosts 1A, a co-production of NPR and WAMU.