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Dean Statement on Selection of Senator Joe Biden As America’s Next Vice President From the Democratic National Committee

August 23, 2008

To: POLITICAL EDITORS

Contact: Karen Finney, +1-202-863-8148, for The Democratic National Committee

DENVER, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the selection of Senator Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate:

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“Senator Obama has made an outstanding selection in Joe Biden. Joe Biden is a strong leader, fierce advocate, and devoted family man with values rooted in the best of what America stands for. He will be a strong partner with Barack Obama in bringing the change America wants and needs.

“Delegates here in Denver are already buzzing with strong enthusiasm for the Obama-Biden ticket.

“Senator Obama’s selection shows that unlike the Bush-McCain way of doing politics, Obama is not afraid to have strong people around him helping to lead our great country.

“Together they will serve America well over the next eight years, and our Party is ready to rally behind them and put them on the path to the White House starting right here in Denver.”

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SOURCE Democratic National Committee

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