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Wednesday, November 06, 2002


Governing Magazine names Dean one of the top public officials of the year

posted by annatopia at Wednesday, November 06, 2002 permalink View blog reactions
I received a notice from the Dean campaign this morning stating that the Governor has been named one of the top public officials of the year by Governing Magazine. The article doesn't give us too much new information, however, the accolade should raise Dean's profile quite a bit.

Here's an excerpt:

There are people in Vermont — most of them political liberals — who say that Governor Howard Dean behaves like a Republican. Then there are conservatives who find his views on health and social issues disturbingly to the left of center. The truth is, much like the state he has governed for five two-year terms, he has made his political mark by defying easy labeling.


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