Clark Confirms White House Run Retired Gen. Wesley Clark formally announces he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Supporters hope Clark's military record and strong criticism of the Iraq war effort will be the ticket to topple President Bush next year. But the first-time candidate starts the race well behind the nine other Democrats in organization and money. Hear NPR's Greg Allen.
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Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark formally declared his presidential candidacy Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark.

The four-star general, who served as NATO Supreme Commander during the war in Kosovo, becomes the tenth candidate in the Democratic field. The former Rhodes Scholar graduated from West Point, where he later taught economics during a 34-year military career.

At 58, Clark has never run for public office before. In recent months he has been the subject of a "draft Wesley Clark" movement and has staked out positions on a number of domestic issues, declaring himself to be in favor of a woman's right to choose and backing affirmative action.