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Friday, February 06, 2004


Kucinich to reprise kingmaker role in WI?

posted by Aziz P. at Friday, February 06, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
almost as an afterthought to this CNN article comes this nugget:

One trend that could work in Dean's favor in Wisconsin: A flurry of e-mails and newspaper editorials this week among Dennis Kucinich's supporters, who are urging others to rally behind Dean as the party's more viable leftist.

Sure, Kucinich draws only 2 percent of the vote in the latest Badger poll. But anyone who doubts Kucinich's power to sway an election need only look at Edwards and his second-place finish in Iowa. Stay tuned.

intriguing... any suggestions on how we might recruit the Kucinich vote in Wisconsin?


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