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Tuesday, June 10, 2003


News 8 Austin Covers Dean Visit

posted by Editor at Tuesday, June 10, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
News 8 Austin had a reporter covering the Dean visit to Texas. You can visit the website and watch the video coverage of the report. As always, there was a focus on how the campaign is revolutionizing politics with techonology:
"The Internet is critical to us. You know you've got a lot of more conservative media than you used to have and they are all pulling for the Republicans, but we can get around this through the Internet and through direct talking to people like this,” Dean said.

Camera crews are following Dean and capturing all his speeches and rallies. Then, they will be played in their entirety on the Web site. Another link on the site called allows Dean supporters to meet up with each other in their own cities and towns to help with organizing the campaign and help get the word out.

It's old-time, grassroots politics using new technology.


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