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Monday, June 23, 2003


CNN Article on Declaration Celebrations

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Also scheduled to speak on Dean's behalf are Vermont Sens. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat and key ally for primary voters following the Senate battle over Bush judicial nominees, and independent Jim Jeffords, a potential siren for swing voters.

In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi said the candidate wants to yank control of the campaign's message back from critics "who have been trying paint us into one corner as either just an anti-war candidate or you name the flavor. .... This candidacy is much broader than that, and we will be outlining it" Monday.

"It is time to tell the whole story of who Howard Dean is and what he believes and what he has learned from people across the country that he has visited in the past year and what his vision is for the country," Trippi added.

Dean is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. EDT. C-Span 2 will be carrying it live.


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