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Gelber's re-vote pros and cons



Put down Rep. Dan Gelber, the House minority leader, as skeptical about the wisdom of a Democratic Party-sponsored re-vote.  "It just doesn't make sense right now," Gelber said in an interview in his office. "We're going to spend $10-million to put 10 more delegates in somebody's tally."

Gelber He also is concerned that the primaries in April and May could settle the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, only to have Florida's "do-over" election unnecessarily prolong matters until June 3. (Gelber is not committed to either candidate). He said there are some arguments in favor of it, chiefly the one that gives Florida a voice: "It's an insurance policy against Florida being unrepresented at a contested convention. That's the only real reason to do it."

Gelber outlines three arguments in favor of a re-vote and three against on his blog. Details here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:17pm]


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