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Fla. House Members Oppose Mail-In Vote

By Jonathan Weisman
Just when a solution seemed within reach for the thorny issue of what to do about Florida's Democratic delegates, late last night it appeared to have vanished.

Florida's entire House Democratic caucus -- including both supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama -- issued a joint statement that aimed to shoot down a proposal to redo the Florida Democratic primary through a mail-in vote. That proposal, floated first by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), appeared to be gaining traction. (It's worth noting that Nelson was on the House floor last night, hours before the statement was released.)

"Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind," the statement says.

That sounded fairly categorical, but the delegation helpfully assured, "We are committed to working with the [Democratic National Committee], the Florida State Democratic Party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited solution that ensures our 210 delegates are seated."

Just what that solution might be remains anybody's guess.

By Post Editor  |  March 11, 2008; 11:33 PM ET
Categories:  The Democrats  
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