Lt. Gov. Kinder drops out of governor's race

He will run for re-election instead
Friday, February 8, 2008 | 9:00 p.m. CST; updated 1:45 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder dropped out of the Missouri governor's race Friday night barely two weeks after he entered it, declaring he instead will seek re-election.