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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Call it 'Flori-duh 2008'

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February

It's a dead heat presidential election.

Florida Democrats are howling about disenfranchised voters. One candidate demands that every vote be counted in Florida. No way, says the other, decrying efforts to steal an election.

Bush vs. Gore in Florida in 2000? Wrong. Try Clinton vs. Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Conventional in Denver.

Sure, it's unlikely, but it's also absolutely plausible after a nationwide Super Tuesday primary left Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama poised for a long, delegate-by-delegate slog.

As each primary election passes without a clear winner emerging, Democrats are growing ever more anxious that Florida could end up at the center of a bitter and divisive convention fight over whether Clinton or Obama gets the nomination. (story here.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:09pm]

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