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Dem primary re-do? Don't count on it



UPDATE: Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said there is no scenario where it would support seating the delegates FL Democrats elected Saturday, based on 1/29 results, but it would obviously compete for delegates if a DNC-approved contest were organized. Once the nomination is secured, FL and Michigan will be top priorities: "That is going to be one of our first and most important tasks,  to make up for lost ground there."

The governor's office suggests Wolf Blitzer's interpretation Sunday was off-base that Charlie Crist supported the state funding another Democratic primary. While the ever-agreeable gov. never shut the door on the idea, the transcript does suggest Blitzer took a bit of a leap.

The Hillary Clinton campaign, meanwhile, took note of Crist's comments but said Monday it has no interest in a second Florida contest: "Our position is 1.7-million Floridians have already come out and (voiced) their votes and their preferences and their votes ought to count," said Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:14pm]


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