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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:38 PM
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Clinton Backs Michigan Revote Plan
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:38 PM by BeatleBoot
Does Obama still want to nix the re-vote plan and DEMAND 50% of the Jan 15th votes?


Clinton Backs Michigan Revote Plan

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g-qGLDs-gAnZiUXD2NU5...


SCRANTON, Penn. (AP) Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton Saturday said she supported an effort by Michigan Democrats to hold a new primary in June.

"It needs to get resolved and hopefully Michigan by the end of this week will have done that," Clinton told reporters on her campaign plane between stops in Pennsylvania. "I think they are moving in an appropriate direction to have a revote."

Under a plan being finalized by several Democratic members of Congress and other party leaders in Michigan, the state would hold a new primary in early June most likely on June 3 that would allow its delegates to be seated at the party's national convention this summer in Denver. The state Legislature is expected to take up the matter next week.

The Democratic National Committee punished Michigan and Florida for moving up their primaries before Feb. 5, stripping them of all their delegates. The two states have been struggling to come up with alternative plans, but Michigan appears closer to resolving the matter.

Clinton won the Michigan primary on Jan. 15 and has said she would like those results to stand. But Obama removed his name from the ballot after the DNC stripped the state of delegates for moving up its primary and did not campaign there.

Clinton also won Florida's primary on Jan. 29, where both candidates names were on the ballot but neither campaigned in the state at the request of the DNC.

"I feel really strongly about it," Clinton said. "The 2.5 million people (in Michigan and Florida) who voted deserve to be counted. If it were my preference, we'd count their votes but if not, then they should have the opportunity to have a full-fledged primary waged for them and revote."

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Donkeykick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:47 PM
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1. I agree.
It's the only right thing to do.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:29 PM
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2. A primary costs a hell of alot more than a caucus
Thank You Granholm, Stabenow, Dingle et the rest, for Getting us in this mess In The FIRST PLACE. Dipwits.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:30 PM
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3. Any word on Obama's response?
As an Obama supporter I'm fine with it, as long as it's not controlled by the state party machine (which is in Clinton's camp, since Granholm was an early endorser).
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