Monday, July 21, 2003

Local power brokers always ahead in the primaries

Life in caucusland: multiple mentions of hometown folks in national political articles...

"..the backing of a respected local person can be more effective than any ad. Endorsements don't guarantee victories — but they can give a candidate credibility. They are especially powerful when the person making the endorsement has sway with a network of potential voters.

Like, say, Sarah Swisher..."

And here's another one:

Joe Bolkcom, a state senator in Iowa, where Democrats will cast the first votes in January, said, “I want to win. Dean’s electability will be a significant part of my decision” on supporting him

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