White House tips hat to winning Dems

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The White House offered generic congratulations Tuesday to Democratic presidential contenders who did well in the Iowa caucuses.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

James A. Ross has impersonated a firefighter, a funeral director, a police officer, a paramedic, a Marine and a federal agent.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Victor Kerry shows power, confidence

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A triumphant John Kerry pledged to send U.S. President Bush back to Texas and match him on national security after winning the Iowa caucuses Monday.

Kerry sweeps Iowa, Edwards close behind

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- John Kerry knocked Howard Dean from the front-runner spot in Monday's Iowa caucuses to choose a Democratic presidential nominee, according to initial results.

Dean shouts he'll fight on

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A wildly emotional Howard Dean yelled he would fight on for the Democratic presidential nomination after his stunning defeat in the Iowa caucuses Monday.

Dean pays respects to MLK

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Howard Dean dropped in on a Martin Luther King Day celebration in Des Moines Monday, but left quickly so as not to overshadow the event.

Kerry rolls out big gun boosters

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry rolled out all his big name supporters in a last lap drive to capitalize on his soaring support in Iowa Monday.

Bush team may not bet on Dean

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- President Bush's political strategists are no longer sure Howard Dean will be his main election opponent, the Washington Times reported Monday.

Iowa run boosts Edwards nationwide

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- John Edwards' campaign says however he does in Iowa's Monday night caucuses, the race has already given him a big boost

Dean tops Iowa big spenders

DESMOINES, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean outspent his rivals putting an estimated $7 million into the Iowa caucus race, ABC News reported Monday.

Clark donates argyle sweater to charity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Wesley Clark said he will give the oft-derided argyle sweater he wore while campaigning to be the next U.S. president to charity.

Kerry leads as Iowa caucuses set to begin

UTICA, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held a small lead Monday over former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean among Iowa caucus participants -- hours before caucuses begin.

Lieberman says he's the one Bush fears

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman said Monday he is the candidate President Bush fears most to go against next November in the U.S. presidential elections.

How do you spell Cinderella? E-D-W-A-R-D-S

DAVENPORT, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., has surged more in recent days than any other U.S. presidential contender whose future depends on the Iowa caucuses.

Dean, Jett Rock Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Howard Dean rounded off his sweep of eastern Iowa with a roaring rally of thousands in Iowa City Sunday night and a little help from rock star Joan Jett
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Howard Dean
Former Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean speaks at a rally at George Washington University in Washington on March 25, 2004. Former Governor of Vermont Dean endorsed Kerry at the event. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)...

Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. He served six terms as the 79th Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Although his U.S. Presidential campaign was unsuccessful, Dean is regarded as a pioneer in raising the profile of internet based fundraising and grassroots organizing.

Before entering politics, Dean earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1978. Dean was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1982 and was elected lieutenant governor in 1986. Both were part-time positions that enabled him to continue practicing medicine. In 1991, Dean became governor of Vermont when Richard A. Snelling died in office. Dean was subsequently elected to five two-year terms, serving from 1991 to 2003, making him the second longest-serving governor in Vermont history, after Thomas Chittenden (1778–1789 and 1790–1797). Dean served as chairman of the National Governors Association from 1994 to 1995; during his term, Vermont paid off much of its public debt and had a balanced budget 11 times, lowering income taxes twice. Dean also oversaw the expansion of the "Dr. Dynasaur" program, which ensures universal health care for children and pregnant women in the state. He is a noted staunch supporter of universal health care.

An early front-runner for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, Dean denounced the 2003 invasion of Iraq and called on Democrats to oppose the Bush administration. Dean showed fundraising ability, and was a pioneer of political fundraising via the Internet; however, he lost the nomination to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Dean formed the organization Democracy for America and later was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2005. As chairman of the party, Dean created and employed the 50 State Strategy that attempted to make Democrats competitive in normally conservative states often dismissed in the past as "solid red." The success of the strategy became apparent after the 2006 midterm elections, where Democrats took back the House and picked up seats in the Senate from normally Republican states such as Missouri and Montana. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama used The 50 state strategy as the backbone of his candidacy.

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