Clark expected to run

(September 12, 2003) — (Undated-AP) -- Retired Army General Wesley Clark appears readyto enter the presidential race as the tenth Democratic candidate. Clark has been rounding up campaign advisers and has told friends he's leaning strongly toward entering the contest. The 58-year-old former NATO commander could shake up the crowded of Democrats who want to challenge President Bush next year. Supporters say they've gotten pledges for more than one million dollars if Clark enters. The first primaries are just four months away. So, Clark would be far behind some of the other candidates in organizing his campaign, raising money and building support in the early states. His earliest allies would be from former President Clinton's Arkansas-based political network. Clark says he'll need a strong organization and the money tofinance a run if he is to make the race.