Republicans Make Gains in the South

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    With a presidential campaign only months away, Republicans picked up two governorships in the South, ousting Mississippi's Democratic incumbent and seizing Kentucky's top job for the first time in 32 years.

    GOP Washington lobbyist Haley Barbour unseated one-term Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, while in Kentucky, three-term Republican Rep. Ernie Fletcher defeated Democratic Attorney General Ben Chandler.

    President Bush (news - web sites) loomed large in both campaigns, and he's sure to claim a boost from the victories. He stumped for both GOP candidates, while Democrats in Kentucky tied their opponent to Bush's economic policies and Musgrove dismissed his challenger as a "Washington insider."

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031105/ap_on_el_ge/election_rdp&cid=548&ncid=716
     
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    That is great news, 2004 is not looking good for the dems.
     
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    Thread started by the board creator, member #1, jimnyc.

    The good ole days...
     

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