Tuesday, June 28, 2005

National Democratic Party funneling money to South Dakota

"YANKTON, S.D. - South Dakota Democratic leaders said the state party will be better funded thanks to new national chairman Howard Dean's efforts to send money to all 50 states. State Executive Director Jason Schulte said it will allow the South Dakota party to hire three full-time positions - a legislative director, field director and communications director. Schulte said the state party has been badly understaffed and has had to rely on volunteers and activists. He said the money will help the party restart its grass-roots organizing efforts.

North Dakota Democrats have said they're getting $84,000. Schulte said he expects South Dakota will get a similar amount."-from the AP story tonight.

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