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N.J. governor endorses Dean

Dec. 19, 2003 at 11:17 AM

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey officially endorsed Howard Dean on Friday for the Democratic Party nomination for president.

The Dean campaign said more than 50 state and local officials in New Jersey -- including McGreevey and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J. -- joined in endorsing Dean's candidacy for president.

"Howard Dean's tremendous record as governor of Vermont and his inspiring vision for the future are what Democrats need to win the White House and take our country back," McGreevey said in a release.

The New York Times reported on its Web site that McGreevey is the first governor to endorse Dean.

Dean is the front-runner for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 2004 in the party's attempt to defeat the re-election of President Bush.

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