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Texts With Howard Dean: Elizabeth Warren Needs To "Hang Tough" And "Get Used To" The New Pressure

In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' newsletter about the 2020 campaign, former governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean has advice for Elizabeth Warren.

Posted on October 17, 2019, at 7:57 a.m. ET

This is an excerpt from The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' newsletter about what really matters in the 2020 campaign. You can sign up here.

This week I texted with Howard Dean, who was, back in the fall and winter of 2003–4, the next president of the United States. He was the progressive governor of Vermont, a doctor who had signed a universal health care law, and a strident voice against the Iraq War. I asked him about how it felt then, and what he sees when he looks at the candidates — and in particular, progressive, Northeastern Elizabeth Warren — now.


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