Wed Feb 19,10:22 PM ET

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is greeted by a large crowd before a speech in which he officially announced that he would enter the race for president in Fairfield, Iowa, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003. Kucinich filed papers Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to form a presidential exploratory committee, a spokesman from his office said. Such committees are established by budding candidates mainly to raise money, finance travels around the country and help gauge voter support. (AP Photo/Alex Dorgan-Ross)