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Monday, June 09, 2003


Dean hunts for money in Minnesota

posted by Editor at Monday, June 09, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Minnesota Public Radio reports on Gov. Dean's trip to the state. Gov. Dean vowed that the campaign will do everything it can to win the state:

"I have every intention of trying to win in Minnesota. We're going to work our you-know-whats off to win in Minnesota."

While there, Dean invoked the memory of the state's late senator, Paul Wellstone:
Dean presented himself to the audience as a Wellstone Democrat.

"We've got to fight back and stand up for what we believe; that's what Paul Wellstone was all about. Even though I didn't know Paul well, I think that there are a lot of people in Minnesota who, having known Paul as well as they did, believe in the same kind of message that I'm pushing for, which is it's time for Democrats to be Democrats again," he said.

The legacies of Paul Wellstone, Hubert Humphrey, and Walter Mondale are at least part of the reason why Dean and other Democratic candidates could be stopping by Minnesota early and often in this campaign.

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