37 Facts About Howard Dean

1. Howard Dean was born on November 17, 1948, in New York City.

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2. Howard Dean asserted on Sunday that Republicans "have no morals at all.

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3. Howard Dean said on CNN that he sees a "double standard" among "the Republicans.

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4. In December 2018 it was announced that Howard Dean would be joining the advisory board of Tilray, one of the world's largest cannabis companies.

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5. Outside the US Howard Dean is a supporter of the Liberal Democrats party of the United Kingdom.

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6. Howard Dean is on the board of the National Democratic Institute.

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7. Howard Dean told the AP he would deliver speeches and share ideas about campaigns and technology with center-left political parties around the world.

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8. Howard Dean continued to further develop online fundraising at the DNC.

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9. Howard Dean traveled extensively throughout the country with the plan, including places like Utah, Mississippi, and Texas, states in which Republicans had dominated the political landscape.

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10. Rather than focusing just on swing states, Howard Dean proposed what has come to be known as the 50-State Strategy, the goal of which was for the Democratic Party to be committed to winning elections at every level in every region of the country, with Democrats organized in every single voting precinct.

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11. Howard Dean was succeeded by Tim Kaine, who at the time of his election was the Governor of Virginia, in 2009.

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12. Howard Dean satisfied his critics by promising to focus on fundraising and campaigning as DNC Chair, and avoid policy statements.

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13. Howard Dean turned over control of the organization to his brother, Jim Dean, when he became Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

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14. On March 18, 2004, Howard Dean founded the group Democracy for America.

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15. Howard Dean conceded that the speech did not project the best image, jokingly referring to it as a "crazy, red-faced rant" on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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16. Howard Dean received the endorsement of former Vice President and 2000 presidential candidate Al Gore, on December 9, 2003.

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17. Howard Dean often quoted the late Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone as saying that he represented "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

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18. Howard Dean began his bid for President as a "long shot" candidate.

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19. Howard Dean was faced with an economic recession and a $60 million budget deficit.

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20. Howard Dean assumed the office, which he called the "greatest job in Vermont.

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21. Howard Dean was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1988 and reelected in 1990.

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22. In 1980, Howard Dean spearheaded a grassroots campaign to stop a condominium development on Lake Champlain, instead favoring the construction of a bicycle trail.

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23. Howard Dean received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1978 and began a medical residency at the University of Vermont.

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24. Howard Dean explained to Tim Russert on Meet the Press, "I was really in no hurry to join the military.

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25. Howard Dean would respect that I knew forty-two million times more about being black than he did.

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26. Howard Dean was willing to confront in discussion what a lot of white students weren't.

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27. The university housing office complied and Howard Dean roomed with two Southern black students and one white student from Pennsylvania.

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28. Howard Dean graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1971.

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29. Howard Dean seems unpolished, doesn't hide his aggression, is proudly pugnacious.

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30. Howard Dean attended the Browning School in Manhattan until he was 13, and then went to St George's School, a preparatory school in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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31. In 2013, Howard Dean expressed interest in running for the presidency in 2016, but published an op-ed in December 2014 in which he outlined why he would support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should she decide to run for president, which she eventually did in April 2015.

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32. Howard 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.

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33. Howard Dean was elected to five two-year terms, serving from 1991 to 2003, making him the second longest-serving governor in Vermont history, after Thomas Chittenden.

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34. Howard Dean was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1982 and was elected lieutenant governor in 1986.

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35. Howard Dean used these methods when founding Democracy for America, a progressive political action committee, in 2004.

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36. Howard Dean was the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1987 to 1991, and a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1983 to 1986.

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37. Howard Dean was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2004 presidential election.

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