Dean is one of the the US Democratic party candidates. What has been unusual about his campaign is how he is using the Internet and technology for his campaign. WSJ has the story behind the “Dean Surge”. The current status: “The campaign’s e-mail list now stands at 450,600, including 120,000 from the Meetup deal. Mr. Dean hopes to have 900,000 by year’s end and enough money to follow President Bush’s lead by opting out of public financing for primaries. He’d still be far behind Mr. Bush, who has raised $85 million so far, but opting out would free Mr. Dean from spending limits and give him an advantage over his Democratic rivals.”
Fast Company has more.