Dean's D.C. win


Geraldine Sealey
January 14, 2004 6:45PM (UTC)

Results are in from the District of Columbia's "protest primary": 43 percent for Howard Dean, 34 percent for the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The Los Angeles Times looks at the larger significance of the D.C. vote, which may not have produced delegates but gives a glimpse at how Dean will fare generally with black voters. University of Maryland's Eric Uslaner says, "the good news for Dean is that he showed he could win among a heavily African American electorate, even facing two African American candidates, Sharpton and Moseley Braun. Dean has come under fire for hiring few minorities when he was Vermont governor. Supporters noted that the state has only a small percentage of minority residents.

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Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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