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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Thursday, February 05, 2004

    Caucus? What caucus? 

    Just two days left until Michigan's Democratic presidential caucuses, and where are the candidates? Where are the ads? Where is the buzz?

    "Michigan is moot and I hate saying that, because it discourages people from showing up to vote," said Craig Ruff of the Lansing-based Public Sector Consultants. "But it certainly smells like the candidates have ceded Michigan to [John] Kerry."

    Michigan's 154 delegates "are the highest total of this presidential contest so far," said Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Melvin Butch Hollowell. "It's a mistake for [John] Edwards and [Wesley] Clark to skip the state. . . . "

    More than 90 percent of Detroit voters supported the Democratic presidential ticket in 2000.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 8:41 AM



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