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By Tumbler   August 2003

Is Dean too patrician?

OK, so the unlikely Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, is now the Democrats’ front-runner, at least in the money primary. He raised more money-almost $7m-in the last quarter than any of the better-known contenders, and over $2m of that came from the internet, which gives him the useful extra label of a high-tech pioneer. And his line “I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic party” might have been recycled from Minnesota’s late Senator Paul Wellstone, but it still goes down well with the party activists who provide the crucial foot soldiers in primaries. Dean,…

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