Dean Dozen

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The "Dean Dozen" in American politics, was the collective term for six groups of 12 candidates endorsed by Democracy for America, the political action committee led by former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean, in the 2004 elections.[1]

Those chosen to be in the Dean Dozens were Democrats. Governor Dean called the Dean Dozen "the progressive movement’s best chance at taking back Congress."[2] Candidates Selected received significant promotion by progressive groups through emails, fundraisers, and speeches. Democracy for America also fundraisers for the candidates directly, using their membership of over a million citizens to seek contributions for candidates directly[3]

They came from across the U.S. and ran for widely varying positions, from county sheriff to U.S. Senator. No incumbents were chosen, and members of Dean Dozens also tended to target key districts.

Candidates in bold won.

In the 2012 elections Governor Dean selected a new Dean Dozen to receive the endorsement of DFA.

List of Dean Dozens[edit]

First[edit]


Second[edit]

Third[edit]

  • Jim Stork: United States Congress from Florida
  • Tami Green: Washington State House of Representatives
  • Susan Clary: Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor of Orange County, Fl
  • Eddgra Fallin: School Board in Huntsville, Al. S
  • Missy Taylor: Kansas House of Representatives.
  • Judge William O'Neill: Supreme Court of Ohio.
  • Patti Fritz: Minnesota State House District 26B.
  • Scott Kawasaki: Alaska State House
  • Lois Herr: United States Congress from Pennsylvania.
  • James Whitaker: Michigan State House.
  • Edward Ableser: Arizona House of Representatives.

THERE WERE SIX SETS OF DEAN DOZEN CANDIDATES IN DFA'S FIRST YEAR - 2004

2012 Dean Dozen[edit]

Others[edit]

Other endorsed candidates include:

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