Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Dean recruits for '08 hours before Bush's Iraq speech
CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) -- As President Bush put the final touches on his prime-time address Wednesday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was in this Midwestern city meeting with potential candidates for 2008.
Not being a hostage to the nation's capital on the day of Bush's big speech, Dean was in the area for meetings regarding the Kentucky governor's contest as well as a handful of House races in Kentucky and southern Ohio that the Democrats narrowly lost in 2006.
Tonight, back in Washington, Bush will call for an increase of between 21,000 to 24,000 U.S. troops to be sent to Iraq.
-- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King
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