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Democratic Primaries Cement John Kerry’s Position As Frontrunner For Presidential Nomination

The mini-Super Tuesday Democratic Party primaries and caucuses have cemented Senator John F. Kerry’s position as the frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination.

Kerry won the contests in Missouri, Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and North Dakota.

Senator John Edwards won in South Caroline, keeping his hopes alive, at least for a few days.

Retired General Wesley Clark had a narrow victory over Edwards and Kerry in Oklahoma, also delaying his departure from the race.

The former frontrunner and Governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, was defeated in all seven contests.

The 2000 vice-presidential nominee, Senator Joe Lieberman, was also defeated and announced his withdrawal from the race.

Democratic Party Candidates Debate In New Hampshire

The seven Democratic Party presidential candidates have met in debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses which delivered a convincing victory to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.

Gen. Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), Sen. Joseph Leiberman (Conn.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), and the Rev. Al Sharpton participated in the debate.

Moderators were Brit Hume of Fox News, Peter Jennings of ABC News, Tom Griffith of WMUR, and John Distaso of The Union Leader.

This recording was taken from the FOX news channel coverage.

Lieberman Accepts Democratic Nomination For Vice-President

Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman has accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for Vice-President in a keynote speech at the party’s convention in Los Angeles.

In his acceptance speech, Lieberman spoke of his family’s heritage and emphasised environment and health policies. Referring to Al Gore, he said:

“He and I will continue the work we have done together to keep our air, water and land clean. We are going to continue to work to make sure that a child can drink a glass of water, or a father can fish in a stream, or a family can go to a park, without having to worry that their health and safety is at risk.”

Democratic Party Convention Set To Begin In Los Angeles

The Democratic Party meets this week in Los Angeles to formally nominate Vice-President Al Gore as its candidate in this year’s presidential election.

DemocraticPresident Bill Clinton will address the convention on Monday night, as will his wife, Hillary, herself a candidate for a New York Senate seat. Clinton’s speech will be telecast immediately after the Titans-Rams football game and will be one of his last opportunities to promote his record in office. Clinton is expected to take credit for the state of the US economy – “My old daddy used to say: If you find a turtle on a fence post, chances are it didn’t get there by accident” – and lavish praise on Gore.

The speech will be followed by a symbolic “passing of the torch” ceremony on Tuesday, prior to Gore’s address to the convention on Thursday night.
Malcolm Farnsworth
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