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Former Vice Presidential Candidate Moves To Raleigh

Posted June 8, 2005 12:52 p.m. EDT

— With his wife's cancer treatment complete, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards and his family plan to move back to Raleigh from Washington this week.

The former Democratic vice presidential candidate had planned to move his family to a new home in Chapel Hill, but it will not be ready until next spring, spokeswoman Kim Rubey said. They will return instead to their longtime home in west Raleigh.

Elizabeth Edwards, who was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after Sen. John Kerry conceded the November election to President Bush, has completed several months of radiation and chemotherapy and been recuperating from surgery in Washington.

"She is feeling great, and the doctors are incredibly positive and optimistic," Rubey said.

The family has put their home in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood on the market for $6.5 million. The four-story house they bought for $3.8 million in December 2002 was built in 1830 and has been extensively remodeled.