Howard Dean

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Democrat | Influencer

Why we're tracking this person: If there's a leading Democrat who still has strong support from the liberal wing, it's the former Vermont governor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He's also known for popping off on occasion.

Compare how Howard Dean uses key words

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Boehner

1,0,0,0,0,1,2,0

  • Overall: 106 uses since Aug. 30

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0

  • Overall: 4 uses since Aug. 30

taxes

2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

  • Overall: 3 uses since Aug. 30

Colors correspond to a word's relative popularity in the last 7 days. Words in orange are being used more frequently this week; gray, less frequently. 'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of words we're tracking

...a lot of people about Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, and the parade of right-wing extremists seeking to change the very fundamentals of America. But you haven't heard enough about the incumbents -- Read about Sen. Richard Burr...

— via Facebook (September 30)

...Patrick Leahy - Return to the Clinton Economy that brought America 22 million new jobs -- Retire the Bush-Cheney tax cuts for the wealthy this year....

— via Facebook (September 12)

...Stand with Patrick Leahy - Return to the Clinton Economy that brought America 22 million new jobs -- Retire the Bush-Cheney tax cuts for the wealthy this year....

— via Facebook (September 12)

...Check out the Pingree/Polis letter for real reform at Democracy for America...

— via Facebook (January 27)

...in Massachusetts: "People are trying to send a message. I think the message has to do with wanting real change, wanting real reform." Watch it now: http://bit.ly/6u7yj5...

— via Facebook (January 20)

...are trying to send a message. I think the message has to do with wanting real change, wanting real reform." Watch it now: http://bit.ly/6u7yj5...

— via Facebook (January 20)

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