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  • America Votes

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    Wednesday, February 11, 2004

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    John Kerry seems poised to be ratified in Wisconsin on Tuesday, overwhelmingly so, despite the fact that he has aired no TV ads, nor stepped foot in the state; until the last few days, he had only a couple of staffers working in the state capital. His string of triumphs elsewhere appears to be convincing the locals that his ascendance is inevitable and that prolonging the primary race is senseless.

    Kerry's breakthrough in Iowa had a major impact on early primary voters everywhere, but Wisconsin seems particularly attuned. Iowa is a neighbor, just a two-hour drive for the Wisconsin TV crews. So Kerry got scads of favorable free publicity in Wisconsin.

    Meanwhile, Howard Dean's most committed diehards are holed up at state headquarters in Madison, working frenetically for redemption.

    - Ellen Dunkel, Knight Ridder Digital

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 8:57 AM



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