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Friday, June 13, 2003


Dean to officially announce his candidacy on Church Street in Burlington, VT

posted by annatopia at Friday, June 13, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Hot off the presses from Vermont:
One of the region's most popular streets soon will be the backdrop for a big political announcement. Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will officially kick off his presidential campaign on Church Street on June 23. Dean will speak at a platform on the corner of Bank and Church streets, campaign organizers said.

The city is planning to shut down Bank Street for about two hours around noon, and the campaign said much of the center of the block between College and Bank streets will only be accessed by people with tickets to the event.

Go get your tickets, folks! As soon as we know where you can get them, we'll post the info.


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