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Giuliani, Edwards pledge to act on their Sudan financial holdings


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards say neither men knew their financial holdings included investments in companies that do business in Sudan.

An Edwards campaign spokesman says the former North Carolina Democratic senator would sell thousands of dollars of Sudan-related funds.

Giuliani, a GOP presidential contender, has at least one investment of between $500,000 and $1 million in a fund that holds stock in a company that is active in Sudan. A spokeswoman says the former New York mayor was unaware of his connection. She says Giuliani and his staff would review his portfolio and "ultimately take appropriate action."

Earlier, two other presidential candidates, Democratic Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Republican Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, said they had divested their holdings of Sudan-related stock.

Obama placed the total value of his divestitures at $180,000.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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