John Edwards Reaches Out on Birthday

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards used his birthday to raise more funds on June 10, 2007, and to reach out to the voters.

John Edwards marked his 54th birthday with a big bash. The backyard barbecue wasn’t the usual - $1,000-a-plate events the candidates usually attend. The party was held at the Best Western University Inn in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the state where Edwards was a former senator.

The fee for entry was just $15. Edwards told the crowd that he needs voters to mobilize to create change.

Along with his family, Edwards also got birthday support from former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith.