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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Florida House Dems kills revote

by Kos

No redo in Florida.

"We are committed to working with the DNC, the Florida State Democratic party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited solution that ensures our 210 delegates are seated. Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind.”

Here's how you seat them -- you cut them in half for breaking the rules, like the GOP did, and then you assign them 50/50 each to Obama and Clinton. Presto! Issue solved.

Would work with Michigan, too.

States and future candidates need to know that the rules will be enforced. If they are not, there's no way we can enforce a new calendar without New Hampshire and Iowa at the head. They'll break the rules, and candidates fearful that the results will count will have no choice but to campaign, defeating the purpose of the new calendar.

Anyone who wants our primary calendar reformed can't possibly allow Michigan and Florida to be seated as is.

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(h/t: The Field)

Update: Florida’s nine Democratic US Representatives released a joint statement tonight opposing a mail-in or any other new vote in the Sunshine State.

“We are committed to working with the DNC, the Florida State Democratic party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited solution that ensures our 210 delegates are seated. Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind.”

Now, here’s the interesting part…

Four of those nine have endorsed Clinton:

US Rep. Corinne Brown
US Rep. Alcee Hastings
US Rep. Kendrick Meek
US Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Three are uncommitted:

US Rep. Boyd Allen
US Rep. Tim Mahoney
US Rep. Ron Klein

And, two have endorsed Obama:

US Rep. Kathy Castor
US Rep. Robert Wexler

Thus, four high level Clinton supporters, and two high level Obama supporters, are part of this group.

That will effectively kill it.

Update 2: Open Letter
Clinton Campaign Calls
for Michigan and Florida Voices to Be Heard

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