Local press lede of the week.

Dispatches from Campaign 2004.
Aug. 26 2004 9:02 PM

Local Press Lede of the Week

What Tip O'Neill said.

From the front page of Wednesday's Las Cruces Sun-News, the local newspaper for Mesilla, N.M., where Edwards held a rally Thursday:

"MESILLA—A political rally with vice presidential candidate John Edwards was personally approved Wednesday by the Mesilla board of trustees."

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