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raebrek Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:36 AM
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Delegate Battles Snarl Democrats in Two States
Source: The New York Times

Democrats in Michigan and Florida struggled Friday to resolve the impasse over their disputed January primaries, coming up with a plan to hold a June primary in Michigan while remaining deadlocked in Florida.

Reflecting how tense the situation has become, influential fund-raisers for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have stepped up their behind-the-scenes pressure on national party leaders to resolve the matter, with some even threatening to withhold their donations to the Democratic National Committee unless it seats the delegates from the two states or holds new primaries there.

The committee penalized Michigan and Florida for holding their primaries early in violation of national party rules, barring their delegates from being seated at the Democratic convention this summer. But with the Democratic contest now a scramble for every remaining delegate, the allocation of delegates from the two states could have a substantial impact on the nomination.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/15/us/politics/15donate....



Talk about pressure from donors.

Apologies if I did this wrong, this is the first thread I've started.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:26 AM
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1. Looks like you got it right
The headline was used in you title, and you did not go over 4 paragraphs. Welcome.
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raebrek Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:28 PM
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3. But obviously in the wrong place as it had to be moved :) n/t
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pdefalla Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:56 AM
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2. I have no problem seating the delegates
AFTER a fair primary. And screw "influential fund raisers". This is a perfect example of why we need to get money the hell out of campaigns. These things need to be decided on the basis of good for the party and country, and not the good of the donors.
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