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POLITICS: Dean the last major candidate for heading the DNC

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posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 08:54 PM
As the old saying goes, "...and then there was one." Martin Frost dropped out of contention for the head of the Democratic National Committee today after not receiving support from the AFL-CIO. Dean, while not receiving an endorsement either, is the only major contender for the position still with his hat in the ring.

Frost's decision came hours after AFL-CIO leaders decided not to make an endorsement in the race for Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) chairman.

Frost had counted heavily on organized labor to give him a boost against Dean. Many in the AFL-CIO were prepared to back Frost at one point, but he had not shown enough movement in the race to win labor support, union officials said.

The former congressman said Tuesday he had called Dean, the former presidential candidate, and "congratulated him for running a strong campaign. The challenge ahead for Governor Dean will be to unite the party, rebuild the DNC and win elections in every region of the country."

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Well, if this plays out as it seems it will it will more or less solidify the Democratic Party as being solidly left of center on most if not all political issues. I think this is a big mistake for them as their last major candidate, Bill Clinton, was very much more a centrist. It will be interesting to see how much of the Democratic base is comfortable with this move.

[edit on 1-2-2005 by Banshee]

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