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Dem Chair Rod Smith responds to Priebus' warning, wants bipartisan agreement on primary date



“As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reminds Florida’s Republican leaders of the penalties they would face unless they change the Presidential Primary date, today I am renewing my call for bi-partisan cooperation on this issue,” Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said in a statement.

"While changing the date of the primary would require action by the Republican Legislature and Governor, I am confident that we can make this happen given the Governor’s expressed desire to hold the primary as early as possible without losing delegates.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:48pm]


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