Dean, Florida Democrats Say They’re Committed to Seating State’s Delegates


Dean tells Florida lawmakers at Wednesday meeting that the party will do “everything in our power” to bring their delegates to the convention, adding it’s critical Obama, Clinton are “comfortable with the compromises that have to be worked out.”

Also said discussions in Michigan are continuing.

DNC, Florida Democratic Party and the state’s Democratic congressional delegation release joint statement on combined efforts to work something out. Read it here.

Clinton camp response: “Chairman Dean is clearly committed to seating the Florida delegation and we urge Senator Obama to join us in calling on the rules and bylaws committee to make this a reality.” Full statement here.

Plus: Dean also told the LA Times that superdelegates are not obligated to follow the popular vote or other delegates. “They should use whatever yardstick they want. That’s what the rules provide for.”

Meanwhile: Republican National Committee’s rules committee passes plan which would keep Iowa first in the presidential nominating process.

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