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Howard Dean's Camp Courts Chicago Progressives

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As the influence of ward organizations wanes amid the larger decline of patronage politics in Chicago, followers of Howard Dean are trying to provide a new model for progressive activism in Chicago.

The city's Northside Democracy for America group remains among the largest affiliates of the national organization, which began in 2004 as Dean for America, the grassroots arm of Mr. Dean's presidential campaign.

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