WPR News
3:11 pm
Mon September 26, 2005

Freudenthal Calls for Distance Between State/National Democrats

Gillette, WY – Wyoming's Democratic Governor says the state's Democrats should distance themselves from liberal national party leaders. Dave Freudenthal addressed about 75 state Democrats Saturday night in a meeting that was attended by a Democratic National Committee vice chairman. Freudenthal says Wyoming Democrats should focus on local issues that relate to Wyoming residents. DNC Vice Chairman Mike Honda of California acknowledged that the national organization had lost touch at the federal level. But Honda was careful to outline a role for the party in future elections. He says Democrats have learned a lot of hard lessons in the last few years and are ready now to move forward.