Monday, March 07, 2005
''Progressive ''jihad'' stirs upheaval at the top''
"Waak pledges to follow former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's model as the new national chairman, shaping a more technologically savvy party that better trains candidates, turns out voters and communicates core values about health care, education and jobs. I'm going to build a grassroots-up party that can deliver votes in every election in Colorado," said Waak, who is little known in statewide political circles. "My election is not about Mike Miles and bad feelings about all that," Waak said. Rather, it's part of a national wave of new Democratic activism, spurred largely by Dean's presidential run and now his leadership of the party, she added."-from today's article in the Denver Post about the new Colorado Democratic Chair.