Asheville, NC -- John Edwards is marking the end of his tenure as a US Senator by telling an audience of supporters in Asheville that the fight isn't over.
The former vice presidential candidate is making six stops across the state over three days to show his appreciation for the people who helped send him to Washington. He'll go to Charlotte this afternoon, then make stops in Greensboro and Raleigh on Tuesday.
Edwards will be in Greenville and Wilmington on Wednesday.
Edwards sought the Democratic presidential nomination before being named John Kerry's running mate in their unsuccessful quest for the White House. He says his upbringing in the tiny town of Robbins prepared him for a role on the national political stage.
But for now, Edwards says his top priority is the health of his wife Elizabeth, who is being treated for breast cancer.