EDWARDS ENDORSED BY DES MOINES REGISTER, MOVES UP IN POLLS.Sen. John Edwards This article or section contains information about one or more candidates in an upcoming or ongoing election.
Content may change as the election approaches. (D-NC), a former plaintiffs' lawyer, was endorsed for his presidential bid Jan. 11 by the Des Moines Des Moines, city, United States
Des Moines (dĭ moin`), city (1990 pop. 193,187), state capital and seat of Polk co., S central Iowa, at the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers; inc. Register, Iowa's largest newspaper, and quickly moved up in the polls as one of the top four candidates.
Pollsters said Jan. 16 the outcome of the Jan. 19 caucus vote was too close to call between Vermont Gov. Howard Dean Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont, and currently the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the central organ of the Democratic Party at the national level. , Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Edwards.
The editorial was headlined, "John Edwards - his time is now."
The editorial board said it had been inclined to write him off as the possible Democratic presidential nominee but, after watching him campaign, concluded, "he's a cut above the others."
Edwards, who was a trial attorney for 20 years before running for the Senate, told the crowds, "The pundits say that the South is George W. Bush's backyard. Well, I'm here to tell you that the South is my backyard and I can beat George Bush in the South.
"You give me a shot at George W. Bush and I will give you the White House."
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The American Tort Reform Association The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), founded in 1986, is an organization that advocates for "tort reform." Its membership consists of more than 300 businesses, corporations, municipalities, associations, and professional firms. reacted to the endorsement by sharply criticizing Edwards for voting to grant ethanol makers a near-blanket exemption on liability stemming from the use of corn in fuel and his refusal to vote for medical liability exemptions in the medical malpractice Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional. bill that was blocked in the Senate last year.