Michigan Agrees on Re-Vote, Florida Not Settled
Negotiators in Michigan "settled today on a state-run
primary, most likely to be held June 3," according to
the Detroit Free Press. Sen. Hillary Clinton "is said
to be onboard with the idea of the full primary. Less
certain, however, is whether the Democratic
frontrunner, Barack Obama, will agree to the plan."
Meanwhile, in Florida, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) "began
floating the idea Friday of seating half the state's
186 pledged delegates at the party's national
convention," the Orlando Sentinel reported. "The
Nelson plan still gives Clinton the edge, based on her
17 percentage-point win in January. But instead of
gaining 38 delegates, Clinton's victory margin in
Florida would be reduced to 19."
March 14, 2008