Will Edwards Be Obama's AG?

His camp denies the rumor; either way, 3rd-place finisher stays in race
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2008 5:15 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. left, and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards appear together at the Martin Luther King Day March to the Dome in Columbia, S.C., Monday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – He doesn't have a single primary win yet, but as John Edwards continues his bid for the presidency, rumors are swirling that the trial lawyer is more likely to end up as attorney general in an Obama administration. "Illinois Democrats" have been quietly circulating the rumor, claims Robert Novak, although Edwards' campaign manager told one blogger that "I wouldn't listen to anything Novak had to say about this."

Despite his disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina, preceded by a surge of negative campaigning by a concerned Hillary Clinton, Edwards is staying in the race and probably has enough money to campaign until August. While the odds are still against a contested Democratic convention, Edwards plans to rack up as many delegates as possible and could yet end up kingmaker.