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Tuesday, May 06, 2003

 

HART WILL NOT SEEK PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

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From the campaign...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2003

HOWARD DEAN STATEMENT ON GARY HART’S DECISION NOT TO SEEK THE PRESIDENCY

BURLINGTON, VT—The following is the statement of Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean in response to the Associated Press story reporting that former Senator Gary Hart will not seek the presidency.

“Gary Hart’s ideas and insight have contributed a tremendous amount to our national dialogue, particularly in the area of national security. Traveling across our country, I am struck by the number of young people whom former Senator Hart continues to inspire. As Democrats, Gary Hart reminds us that new and critical thinking is required to solve the challenges our nation faces. Despite his declaration today that he will not be a candidate for president, we must not lose his voice or the prescient and informed worldview that Gary Hart brings in patriotic service to our nation.”


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