Four Democratic presidential candidates removed their names from the ballot for the Michigan Primary on January 15, 2008. They have all turned in the paperwork to withdraw from Michigan Primary.
- Barack Obama
- Bill Richardson
- John Edwards
- Joe Bidden
This was done because the Democrats had all agreed to skip the Michigan Primary since Michigan broke the rules by setting their primary before February 5, 2008.
Hillary Clinton, in an aggressive political move, has chosen not withdrawn from the primary, breaking with the rest of the Democrats. This may leave her as the only significant Democrat in Michigan’s Primary Elections. The other Democrats have until the end of the day (Tuesday, October 9th, 2007) to turn in the paperwork to withdraw from the Michigan Primary.