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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 07:41 AM
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NY Times quoted only Rethugs in support of claim that Dems "fear .. sharing the ticket" with Clinton
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In a December 4 front-page New York Times article, staff writer Carl Hulse asserted that "the possibility" that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will be the Democratic presidential nominee "is already generating concern among some Democrats in Republican-leaning states and Congressional districts, who fear that sharing the ticket with her could subject them to attack as too liberal and out of step with the values of their constituents" and reported that "House Democrats do not like to discuss the idea of reverse coattails for fear of giving it too much credence and angering the Clinton camp." However, while Hulse quoted several Republicans supporting the theory that Democrats have something to "fear" from Clinton becoming the party's nominee, he quoted no Democrats, by name or anonymously, who said they "fear ... sharing the ticket" with Clinton.

In his article, headlined "Vulnerable Democrats See Fates Tied to Clinton," Hulse quoted only three Democrats: Reps. Nancy Boyda (KS) and Chris Van Hollen (MD), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson. However, none as quoted supported Hulse's assertion that "some Democrats in Republican-leaning states and Congressional districts ... fear ... sharing the ticket" with Clinton. From the article:

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