Democrats in Dixie fear former govs liberal contagion By Alexander Bolton Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who made a spirited bid to win the Democratic Partys presidential nomination by running to the left of most of the field, will soon take his message to the Deep South in an effort to help Democrats. In particular, Dean plans to target the district of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who engineered a redrawing of Texass congressional districts that could net the GOP five House seats in the Lone Star State. But some Southern Democrats would prefer that Dean raise money for them from afar, noting that their hopes for victory on Election Day depend on wooing conservative Democrats and even disenchanted Republicans. When Dean seemed poised to win the presidential nomination late last year before his spectacular collapse in the Iowa caucuses vulnerable Southern Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about the impact he would have on their races. Those conservative Democrats were particularly concerned about Deans outspoken anti-war and pro-gay-rights stances. But whether they like it or not, Dean may be coming to a neighborhood near them. Dean will announce the specifics of his planned tour through the South within the next couple of weeks, said an aide. Full Story Yahoo, here comes Doctor Dean.