Dean Leaves No State Behind

Could it be that Howard Dean is really a savvy political strategist? For the past two years, the former Vermont Governor and 2004 presidential candidate has been flying off to Democrat-scarce zones like Mississippi, giving local party officials $8 million to carry out his controversial "50-state strategy." The Democratic National Committee chairman argues that if the Democrats want to win presidential elections, they need to spend to build strong state parties across the country rather than pump all their cash into swing states like Ohio. Other top officials, led by Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel, the man in charge of electing Democrats...

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