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Tuesday, December 16, 2003


Bruce Babbitt to endorse Gov Dean

posted by annatopia at Tuesday, December 16, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Fomer Secretary of the Interior and Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt is set to officially endorse Gov Dean at an appearance today in Sun City, Arizona. This endorsement comes on the heels of the latest Arizona poll that put Gov Dean in the lead (warning! .pdf) with 22%.
Mr. Babbitt will join recent endorsers Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), CBC Head Elijah Cummings, and a slate of representatives from the great state of Georgia. There are also a few rumors floating around that current Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano is slowly but surely moving towards Dean. Perhaps some Dean Nationals from Arizona can send a few kind letters to their governor...

update: It appears as though we've got NJ Gov Jim McGreevey, too. Dominos, anyone?


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