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Dean: Democrats Won't Give Up on South

In his new role as chairman of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean has wasted no time hitting the road. He spoke Tuesday in Jackson, Miss., just one of many red states he has been visiting in an attempt to break the GOP's hold on the South.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.