Another Bad Day To Be Howard Dean

Drudge is reporting (exclusive) that the Democratic National Committee worked “secretly” to defeat New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, with the blessing of DNC chairman Howard “Yeaaaargh!” Dean;

The DNC teams actively worked to defeat Nagin under the auspice of the committee’s voting rights program.

The party’s field efforts also coincided with a national effort by Democrat contributors to support Landrieu. Landrieu had outraised Nagin by a wide margin – $3.3 million to $541,980. Preliminary campaign finance reports indicate many of Landrieu’s contributions came from out of state white Democrat leaders and financiers, including a $1,000 contribution from Sen. Ben Nelson’s (D-NE) PAC.

The defeat of Mitch Landrieu is the latest setback for Dean’s often criticized field operation.

In his victory speech late Saturday night, Nagin praised President Bush. “You and I have probably been the most vilified politicians in the country. But I want to thank you for moving that promise that you made in Jackson Square forward,” Nagin said.

Monday Drudge update: DNC is denying the claim….

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  1. McGehee says:

    Some commenter to my blog tried to rebut this story by proving Nagin and Dean had once been photographed together.


  2. legion says:

    Jeez. I’m a democrat, and I don’t even care about this. Even if it’s true, it doesn’t look like they broke any laws – just stabbed someone in the back. Welcome to politics on the national stage, Mayor Nagin.

  3. Rodney Dill says:


  4. anjin-san says:

    Yet another round of “Lets try anything we possibly can to deflect attention from the terrible job Bush is doing”.

  5. I think Dean is going a bit far in sucking up to Kos. I mean its going to take dean quite a while to build up to Kos’s loss record.