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Youngstown's Democratic mayor backing Bush
Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 23 August 2004

Posted on 08/23/2004 12:05:10 PM PDT by demlosers

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The mayor of this Democratic stronghold known for its steel industry job losses is endorsing President Bush for his Republican re-election campaign, Bush's campaign said Monday.

Democratic mayors of the biggest cities in the battleground state are one of Democratic candidate John Kerry's main supports in Ohio. Republicans control the Legislature and all statewide elected offices.

Mayor George M. McKelvey, in his second term, planned to pledge his support for Bush at a news conference scheduled for Monday afternoon, Bush campaign spokesman Kevin Madden said.

"He believes the president is providing the leadership the country needs with regard to growing the economy and making the country safer," Madden said.

McKelvey refused to discuss details of his announcement to be made with the chairwoman of Bush's campaign in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. The (Youngstown) Vindicator first reported McKelvey's endorsement Monday.

McKelvey and his wife were guests of Bush at the White House last May, after the president visited Youngstown to promote community health centers.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bushdemocrats; democratsforbush; gwb2004; mayor; mckelvey; youngstown
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And this town lost jobs.
1 posted on 08/23/2004 12:05:10 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: demlosers
Certainly can't hurt in Ohio...

Youngstown. Isn't that Traficant's area? Wonder who he's backing? :^)

2 posted on 08/23/2004 12:06:33 PM PDT by TheBigB (Sure wish -I- had one'a them anti-shrew barrels...)
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To: demlosers
And this town lost jobs.

Yep... Note they have a Democratic mayor... ;-)

3 posted on 08/23/2004 12:06:51 PM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: demlosers

Was McElvey elected as a Democrat?


4 posted on 08/23/2004 12:07:06 PM PDT by tellw
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To: demlosers

I don't think the folks from Youngstown like the way their own national party treated Jim Traficant. No matter what he did, he was and still is loved by his hometown.


5 posted on 08/23/2004 12:07:49 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore)
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To: TheBigB

Beam me up!


6 posted on 08/23/2004 12:08:03 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: demlosers
Holy #@^#! Youngstown?!

That's like Flint.

7 posted on 08/23/2004 12:08:45 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: demlosers

I'll bet he's a vet!


8 posted on 08/23/2004 12:10:51 PM PDT by Slump Tester
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To: Dan from Michigan; All

Somebody answer me this...so far, Sen. Zell Miller, former Mayor Koch, St. Paul Mayor wassisname, and this fellow have all endorsed Bush...all Dems. Is there ANY Republican officeholder over the rank of councilman or somesuch who has endorsed Kerry?


9 posted on 08/23/2004 12:11:04 PM PDT by TheBigB (Sure wish -I- had one'a them anti-shrew barrels...)
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To: demlosers

Ouch, that's got to hurt Kerry.


10 posted on 08/23/2004 12:11:27 PM PDT by agrace
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To: My2Cents; Howlin; Miss Marple; PhiKapMom

Well what do you know........ who'd a thunk it?


11 posted on 08/23/2004 12:13:28 PM PDT by deport ( "fool me once, shame on shame on you. Fool me you can't get fooled again.")
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To: demlosers

Youngstown is always losing jobs. Regardless of which party is in the whitehouse.


12 posted on 08/23/2004 12:14:06 PM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: TheBigB

Does anyone know whether Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Jr., was at the Dem. convention? I've read that Bush consults with Mayor Daley on a regular basis. How devastating would a Daley endorsement of Bush be to Kerry?


13 posted on 08/23/2004 12:14:21 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: demlosers
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14 posted on 08/23/2004 12:14:45 PM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: TheBigB
Somebody answer me this...so far, Sen. Zell Miller, former Mayor Koch, St. Paul Mayor wassisname, and this fellow have all endorsed Bush...all Dems. Is there ANY Republican officeholder over the rank of councilman or somesuch who has endorsed Kerry?

I do not think so. But that does not stop AP from finding random Republicans for Kerry to quote in any election story.

15 posted on 08/23/2004 12:15:08 PM PDT by KJacob (God's purpose is never the same as man's purpose.)
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To: demlosers
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The mayor of this Democratic stronghold known for its steel industry job losses is endorsing President Bush for his Republican re-election campaign, Bush's campaign said Monday.

The Democrats just keep rolling in for Bush this election. Good.
They see the real Johnny Kerry. They aren't fooled either.

BTW, FOX news...Something about the Weathermen will attack during the RNC. Who are these guys?

16 posted on 08/23/2004 12:16:57 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: TheBigB

Don't forget former dem NYC mayor Ed Koch.


17 posted on 08/23/2004 12:21:43 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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The weathermen! If I'm not mistaken, they go back to the late 60's. Some radical group that robbed banks. every once in a while, one of their molls comes out of hiding to do time.


18 posted on 08/23/2004 12:23:42 PM PDT by olde north church
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To: TheBigB
Isn't that Traficant's area? Wonder who he's backing? :^)

Traficant is in prison.

19 posted on 08/23/2004 12:24:00 PM PDT by SheLion (Donate to Swift Boat Vets. "I" did!)
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To: jslade
Sen. Zell Miller, former Mayor Koch, St. Paul Mayor wassisname, and this fellow have all endorsed Bush
20 posted on 08/23/2004 12:24:21 PM PDT by TheBigB (Sure wish -I- had one'a them anti-shrew barrels...)
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