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pruner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:05 AM
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Appeals to youth spawn nascent 'Dean Generation'
By Emily L. Zimbrick
SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Claiming to be "lost" with the leadership of the current administration, high school and college students have begun to rally behind presidential hopeful Howard Dean and have dubbed themselves "Generation Dean."

The Dean campaign kicked off its seven-city "Raise the Roots" campaign last week in an effort to rally younger voters.

More than 12,000 high school and college-age students are members of the grass-roots, decentralized Generation Dean, which was started by American University sophomore Michael Whitney, who began Students for Dean at the District-based campus. It later evolved into Generation Dean.

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A 2003 Harvard University Institute of Politics study reported that young voters have the potential to be the swing vote in the 2004 presidential election. Nearly 60 percent of those polled said they would vote in 2004, compared to the actual 32 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 24 who voted in 2000.

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20031006-101709-892...
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ferg Donating Member (873 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:29 AM
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1. 25% of Dean's donors are students?
Wow.


Not only are students getting out the vote, but they are also giving money. Students make up 25 percent of the contributors to Mr. Dean's campaign.
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jburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:20 AM
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2. Notice the author
"Appeals to youth spawn nascent 'Dean Generation' "
By Emily L. Zimbrick
SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES


Obviously not one of the regular WashTimes staffers -- she used a big word 'nascent' in headline.

I expected something like "Dumb hippies support Dean" or other typical WashTimes drivel.
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