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(Jimmy) Hoffa Suggests a Kerry-Gephardt Ticket
LA Times ^ | 5.16.04

Posted on 05/17/2004 12:18:33 AM PDT by ambrose


Hoffa Suggests a Kerry-Gephardt Ticket

The labor chief says the Missourian has a 'high profile' and can 'carry a state.' The candidate doesn't respond, but praises his ex-opponent.

By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS — Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said Sunday that he has repeatedly urged Sen. John F. Kerry to pick Dick Gephardt as his running mate, calling the Missouri congressman a strong addition to the Democratic presidential ticket.

"He needs somebody that's high profile, somebody that can go out and carry a state, somebody that has a constituency, somebody that can deliver," Hoffa told reporters at the union's annual unity conference at a Las Vegas hotel.

"If Dick Gephardt can go out and deliver Missouri, that's a big up," added Hoffa, head of the 1.4-million-member union.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; gephardt; kerry; unions; veep

1 posted on 05/17/2004 12:18:34 AM PDT by ambrose
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To: ambrose

Perhaps they could get endzone seats in the Meadowlands.

2 posted on 05/17/2004 12:21:02 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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