Task Force Dean statement garners extensive media attention

May 12, 2006

Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications

Read media coverage about the Task Force's May 10 statement calling Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean on his misrepresentation of the party platform on marriage, and the Task Force's decision to return a recent DNC $5,000 donation in protest. The Task Force's action prompted Dean to say he misstated his party's platform.

Read the full Task Force May 10 press statement.

Hundreds of media outlets have covered this story. Read a sampling of the nationwide news coverage below.

Sampling of news coverage:


AOL NEWS (story and poll)

Associated Press



Fox News

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

WLUC-TV in Michigan

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