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Nelson: DNC penalties unacceptable, unacceptable, unacceptable

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Senate_nelson_flpap102 You think a lot of Florida Democrats are mad about the DNC saying the Jan. 29 primary won't count? Well, Bill Nelson is at least three times madder. His remarks today, while introducing a primary reform proposal for 2012, about the DNC stripping Florida of all its delegates to the national convention:

"This means the country's fourth largest state will have no say in picking a Democratic presidential nominee. Unacceptable. Unacceptable. Unacceptable. Florida still has several weeks to find a solution the DNC will accept - or, as I have suggested, legal action may be necessary. It's a case of the fundamental rights of voters vs. the rules of a political party. And, as to our right to vote, and have that vote count, there can be no debate."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:02pm]

    

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