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Could FL delegation still go for Hillary?



Lots of relief her in Denver from Hillary Clinton supporters that they will in fact get a roll call vote on the nomination. Many delegates are voting now at the Red Lion Inn, and some are waiting to hear what Clinton has to say when she meets with delegates later today.

'This is what I came here - to vote for her,'' Miami delegate Barbara Schwartz said, after casting a vote for Clinton. "It doesn't change the results on the floor, but it does show the nation that we put 18-million cracks in the glass ceiling. And we'll break through soon."

Of Florida's 211 delegates, the breakdown of the 185 pledged delegates is 105 Clinton, 67 Barack Obama, 13 Edwards.

"I think people are dividing about 50/50. It's hard to tell," DNC member Jon Ausman said of the Clinton pledged delegates sticking with her of switching to the nominee. "She won't get a majority of the Florida delegates."

Former uber Clinton backer Debbie Wasserman Schultz is on tap to second the nomination of Barack Obama later.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:10am]


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