MINNEAPOLIS--Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean, M.D., attended a grassroots fundraiser here at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak also stopped by the event.
Narrator: They say his campaign has given the Democratic Party its voice back and helped reclaim its soul. Howard Dean had the courage to take on George Bush before it was politically popular on Iraq, health care and a balanced budget. Now the media tells us the race is over and the Washington insiders have won. So on Tuesday Wisconsin can be a rubber stamp or you can vote for real change. Dean: I'm Howard Dean, and I approve this message because it's time to take our country back.
01/21/04 (00:30) Ad - "Leader" - Who stood up when Democrats in Washington were afraid?
Narrator: Standing up for what's right even when it's not popular, that's the test of a true leader. When George Bush was riding high in the polls and other Democrats were silent, Howard Dean spoke out to oppose the war and Bush's economic policies. That's why Jimmy Carter called Howard Dean "courageous." Saying the politically popular thing is easy, but is that really what America needs now? Dean: I'm Howard Dean, and I approve this message because it's time to take our country back.
1/05/04 (00:30) Ad - "One Candidate - Iowa" - Governor Dean has stood up to George Bush.
Narrator: When some Democrats were supporting the war and defending Bush tax cuts, one candidate for president stood up to George Bush. Howard Dean opposed the war. He'll repeal the Bush tax cuts to provide health insurance for every American, and take on the corporate special interests in Washington. Dean: It's not enough to change presidents. We have to change the way Washington works, stand up to the lobbyists and the special interests, and make government work for people again. I'm Howard Dean and I approve this message because with your help we can take our country back.
01/05/04 (00:30) Ad - "Across Iowa" - Details Governor Dean's farm/rural America policy.
Narrator: Across Iowa, family farms are dissappearing at a rate twice as high as the national average. But, In Washington politicians are giving billions in subsidies to corporate farm interests that are driving family farmers off the land. Howard Dean's economic plan helps family farms, creates jobs in small towns and rural communities and keeps giant meatpackers from controlling livestock prices. Dean: I'm Howard Dean and I approved this ad, because we need an ag policy that works for family farms, not just corporate farms.
12/23/03 (00:30) Ad - "Prescription Drugs" - Governor Dean's record and agenda for healthcare.
Narrator: As governor, he provided health care coverage for nearly every child in his state and a prescription drug benefit for seniors. As president, Howard Dean will repeal the Bush tax cuts to provide health insurance for every American. Dean: The only way we're going to get health care for everyone is to stand up to the special interests and change the way Washington works. It won't happen without your help. I'm Howard Dean. I approve this message because on January 19th you have the power to change this country.
12/08/03 (00:30) Ad - "My Opponents" - Gov. Dean responds to the attacks of his opponents.
Dean: I'm running for president and I approved this ad because I think it's time for Democrats to be Democrats again. To stand up to George Bush and take back our country. All over America, people are responding. Hundreds of thousands have joined our campaign. Now my opponents are attacking me, with negative ads designed to slow our momentum. So when you see one of those ads, remember this: They're not trying to stop me. They're trying to stop you. But this time, you have the power.
12/05/03 (00:30) Ad - "Club for Truth" - Responding to a GOP 527 ad.
Narrator: George Bush. His economic policies created the largest deficit in our country's history. Now he's hiding behind negative ads that falsely attack Howard Dean. The truth. Howard Dean balanced budgets 11 years in a row. He's a fiscal conservative who cut state income taxes--twice, raised the minimum wage, and provided health care coverage for nearly every child in his state. Dean: I'm Howard Dean and I approved this message because they're not trying to stop me, they're trying to stop you.