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Monday, August 18, 2003


you know you're doing something right when....

posted by Trammell at Monday, August 18, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Bush Makes Re-Election Effort on Internet

By SHARON THEIMER -- Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP)--President Bush's re-election effort plans to complement his campaigning with a new online push, launching a new Web site to take advantage of increasingly e-savvy political donors and activists. [...]

This year, Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean stunned his rivals by raising more than $800,000 over his Web site in one day in June. Nearly half of the $10.5 million the former Vermont governor raised from January through June came in over the Internet.

Dean has also used the Internet to help his supporters plan get-togethers around the country and organize their activities, a strategy some of the other eight Democratic hopefuls are now using as well.

Mehlman said the Bush site will include several ``cutting-edge'' features. Among them, it will have a constant campaign newsfeed and list Bush fund-raising volunteers and donors.

NOTE: Hmmm. Anything sound familiar? Sincere fllattery, eh?


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