Sunday, November 09, 2003 a first, Dean says he'll reject US funds
Howard Dean became the first Democratic presidential candidate ever to opt out of the federal public funding system yesterday, and cast the move as a preemptive strike against the fund-raising prowess of President Bush.

"Instead of getting $2,000 checks from the heads of all the major corporations in the country, we asked 2 million Americans to give us $100," Dean told supporters gathered at the University of Vermont. "And we believe that the 2 million Americans will borrow $100 simply for the pleasure of sending this president back to Crawford, Texas."

I'm tempted Howard.