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Saturday, May 10, 2003

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From the campaign...


May 10, 2003


BURLINGTON, VT—The following is the statement of Governor Howard Dean in response to the news that the mother of Representative Dick Gephardt, Loreen Estelle Gephardt, passed away last night.

“I extend my deepest condolences to Congressman Gephardt and his family,” said Governor Dean. “By all accounts, Loreen Gephardt was a vital, active woman who loved her family and lived a full life. The loss of a loved one is extraordinarily difficult, and my sympathies go out to Congressman Gephardt, his extended family, and all others whose lives Loreen Gephardt touched in so many ways.”


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.