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Wednesday, April 16, 2003


Another endorsement: Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii

posted by annatopia at Wednesday, April 16, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
I think this one slipped under my radar a few days ago, but chalk up another one in the Dean endorsement column! A statement from Rep. Abercrombie read as follows:
"I'm endorsing Howard Dean for president because he puts America's working families first. He's focused on issues like health care, jobs and the economy. He'll make sure we have a strong military and a strong homeland security to protect our communities."
You got that right, Neil! Dr Dean has consistently demonstrated an understanding of the issues that everyday Americans face. As Governor of Vermont, he helped balance the budget, paid down the state's debt, and worked hard to preserve Vermont's natural resources. He also insured nearly all Vermonters and fully funded special education. As a property owner, Dr Dean understand the tax burdens that many families face, and he understands that we must do everything to ensure that our first responders are fully equipped to deal with homeland security issues.


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