Kinky Friedman spokeswoman Rania Batrice has responded to Schieffer's decision to drop out of the race:
"Our campaign plan was never dictated by who was or wasn't in the race. Our strategy has been and will continue to be one of common sense and honesty. Returning power to the people is Kinky's top priority, and that includes education reform, justice reform, and insurance reform."
Friedman couldn't immediately be reached for comment.