House Dems lobby for Kerry-Gephardt ticket

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    Midwestern ties, fundraising power cited by Rep. Brown
    By Lauren Shepherd

    Several House Democrats are pushing for a Washington-insider presidential ticket featuring the presumptive nominee, Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), and former candidate Rep. Dick Gephardt (Mo.).

    The idea of a Kerry-Gephardt ticket has started gaining ground among congressional members eyeing Gephardt’s 14 terms in Washington, his large fundraising network and his Midwestern ties.

    Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Gephardt would be the best fit for the Democratic ticket, despite the congressman’s lackluster performance in the party’s presidential nominating process. Gephardt dropped out after finishing fourth in the Iowa caucuses, which he had won in 1988.

    “To me, he makes the most sense,” Brown said. “There’s no one who has fought for American jobs longer than Dick Gephardt.”

    Brown said that he and Rep. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) are writing a letter to the Kerry campaign, saying that a Kerry-Gephardt ticket would help deliver Ohio votes.

    A House Democratic aide said that a few other individual members are publicly backing Gephardt’s inclusion on the ticket but that there is no caucus-wide campaign to support him as the vice-presidential nominee.


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    I don't think Gephardt would add much to the ticket, he lost Iowa which was supposedly his with all the labor unions. Plus, he hasn't been in the media spotlight for months, most Americans have forgotten about him.
     
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    PLEASE GOD! That would be even better than Kerry-Clinton although it doesn't matter because don't forget Mr. Nader siphoning off those ultra liberal votes from Kerry.
     
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    Its going to be hillary. She already said she wanted it and if you think Bubba is going to let Kerry not make her VP you dont understand how much the Clintons still control the DNC.
     

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