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Hackett Out

By on 2.14.06 | 9:55AM

Paul Hackett, the liberal Democrat who lost Ohio's second Congressional district to Rep. Jean Schmidt in the special election, has dropped out of the Democratic primary for the Senate. He claims Chuck Schumer pushed him out to allow Sherrod Brown a clear path to the nomination, but Schumer's spokesman says Hackett's decision was his own.

Hackett's base is mixed about the news: Kos is ambivalent, but some of his readers aren't having it.

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