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Posted on 05/17/2004 12:18:33 AM PDT by ambrose
THE RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE
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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Perhaps they could get endzone seats in the Meadowlands.