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Howard Brush Dean III is an American physician, author and retired politician who served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003 and Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2005 to 2009 and works as a political consultant and commentator. Dean was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2004 presidential election. His implementation of the fifty-state strategy as head of the DNC is credited with the Democratic victories in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Afterward, he became a political commentator and consultant to McKenna Long & Aldridge, a law and lobbying firm.
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  • Personal 

  • East Hampton and New York City childhood 

  • The Yale years 

  • Vermont medical practice 

  • Religion 

  • 2004 presidential candidacy 

  • Message and themes 

  • Fundraising 

  • Endorsements 

  • Response 

  • Iowa Caucus setback and the "Dean Scream" media gaffe 

  • Impact 

  • Post-campaign and Democracy for America 

  • DNC Chairmanship 

  • Fifty-state strategy 

  • Fundraising strategies 

  • Potential Obama administration role 

  • UK politics 

  • MEK 

  • 2016 presidential election 

  • Private sector