Elizabeth Edwards says she asked John to drop out of the presidential race.
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That night, Elizabeth says John told her the other woman, whom Oprah agrees not to mention by name, was out of his life. "[He said] he had regretted what he had done and this was only one time, which was still, you know, that still leveled me," she says.

Then, Elizabeth says she asked John to drop out of the presidential race.

"I knew there would be people who would be following him around. [People] would be trying to uncover things," she says. "So I thought for my family, for my children, for John, for me, that it would be best if he got out of the campaign. He said, and truthfully he was right, it was hard to argue with this, 'If you want to raise a lot of questions, what you do is get out of a campaign you got in two days before.'"
FROM: Exclusive: Elizabeth Edwards' First Interview
Published on May 07, 2009

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