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07 December 2009

Jane Kidd U.S. Senate Campaign Encouraged By Howard Dean

In a diary appearing on the liberal-leaning blog Daily Kos, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee had an encouraging word for Georgia Democratic Party chief Jane Kidd.

The diarist, using the moniker "Draft Jane Kidd", wrote the following describing the encounter between them and Dean:

Earlier this week in Washington DC, I had the privilege to hear Governor Howard Dean address progressive leaders from around the country at the America Votes Summit. After his speech, Governor Dean was available to meet and greet us, as well as sign his book, Presicription for REAL Healthcare Reform. I mentioned that the last time I had met him was in Atlanta at an event with Jane Kidd. Governor Dean quickly asked if Jane was still Chair of the party, to which I replied, “Yes, and I’m trying to get her to run against Johnny Isakson next year.”

Governor Dean looked up at me and smiled, and then he looked back down and signed a book for Jane, which read:

“To Jane, Run!! Howard Dean"

Howard Dean to Jane Kidd: Run!. Daily Kos. Retrieved on 2009-12-7.

Kidd has said that she will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 [Aued, Blake (2009-8-18).
Jane Kidd for Senate
. Blake Aued's Blog. Retrieved on 2009-12-7.]. That hasn't stopped her supporters from launching a Draft Jane Kidd for Senate web page though.

The question now is whether Kidd will take a second look at challenging Johnny Isakson given the recent encouragement from one of the nation's most popular Democrats.