Another Job for Dean: Headhunter

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Here's proof that election victories can salve wounds. The new chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, has asked party Chair Howard Dean to help recruit candidates. It was just a few months ago that the old head of the DCCC was swearing at Dean for not spending enough on House races. But Dean and Van Hollen "broke bread" at their first meeting. Tapping Dean was smart: Not only does he travel lots, but the former Vermont guv was once the recruitment boss of the Democratic Governors Association.

With Dan Gilgoff and Angie C. Marek