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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:20 AM
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Key Blacks Back Dean for DNC Chairmanship
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:34 AM by AgadorSparticus
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By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Howard Dean (news - web sites), the former Vermont governor whose appeal with minorities was questioned during his presidential race, won support Tuesday from several black Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) members for his bid to be DNC chairman.



Dean, one of seven candidates for the chair position, won the support of Yvonne Atkinson Gates, chair of the DNC's black caucus, Rep. Jesse Jackson (news, bio, voting record) Jr. of Illinois and Minyon Moore, a longtime DNC member and former aide to President Clinton (news - web sites).


Dean stirred controversy during the presidential primary campaign by saying he wants "to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." Dean later said he had done a poor job of making a legitimate point about the need to expand the party.


On Tuesday, Dean also announced the backing of Bob Farmer, former finance chair for John Kerry (news - web sites)'s presidential campaign, and Joe Cari, a former finance chair for the DNC. Dean also is getting the backing of former national party chairs David Wilhelm and Steve Grossman, who was a key supporter in his presidential race.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&nci...
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:28 AM
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1. Yahoo has used that quote repeatedly.
I was never a Deaniac, but I really resent the way he was skewered in the press. Dean said a lot of things. But one would think he never said anything else.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:57 AM
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2. I WAS a Deaniac and that quote was taken out of context.
He was talking about opening honest dialogue with people, including poor, rural southern people and showing them how the r party has used racism and other bogus bogies to get them to vote against their best interests.
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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:52 AM
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3. Great news but a DUPE and OLD NEWS from a few days ago
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:59 AM
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4. duplicate topic
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