Tuesday, May 10, 2005

''Dean says 'high road' is best for Democrats''

"Howard Dean, the former presidential contender and current Democratic National Committee chairman, yesterday warned Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates to avoid a ''scorched earth" primary that could destroy the party's chances of regaining the state's top office for the first time in 16 years. The prospective Democratic candidates have been polite to each other so far, though the former Vermont governnor appeared to be trying to head off the possibility of a bruising primary battle that would send a wounded nominee into the general election campaign. ''I don't like to lecture states, but if you run a scorched earth campaign, the nomination won't be worth anything," Dean said in an interview. ''We have to have everything on the same page." Dean said a ''high-road" approach is especially important given the short, two-month period between the September primary vote and the 2006 November election."-from the story today in the Boston Globe.

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