After poor finishings in Iowa, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee withdrew their candidacies for president. Dodd and Biden both recieved under 1% of state delegates in the Iowa Caucus. Dodd barely made a presence on the race and the same goes for Biden. They raised small amounts, however Dodd practically moved to Iowa and only recieved 1 Delegate vote an embarrassing finish. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson decided to stay in the race, and Former Alaskan U.S. Senator Mike Gravel denied rumors of his withdrawal. On the Republican side Fmr. U.S. Senator Fred Thompson decided to stay in the race after a distant tie for 3rd place finish in Iowa with Sen. John McCain. Thompson if he doesn't withdraw by this weekend will end his campaign after South Carolina where he is trailing.