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Tuesday, September 24, 2002


Dean says he'll lead Democrates to center

posted by Jerome at Tuesday, September 24, 2002 permalink View blog reactions
IT looks like Dean is making progress in Iowa, where they no longer preface his name in the headlines as VT's Governor:

Vermont Gov. Howard Dean fields questions at the IMU on Monday evening about his plans to run for president in 2004. The event was sponsored by the University Democrats. Joanne White/The Daily Iowan

Dean, who has announced that he will not seek re-election as governor, has been compared with Carter, a small-state outsider up against a field of big-name Democrats.

"I love Iowa," he said. "I often tell people that if you steamroll Vermont, you have Iowa."


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