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Obama Welcomes Resolution of Mich., Fla. Delegate Question

By Keith B. Richburg
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- In an evening news conference here, Sen. Barack Obama said he welcomed the Democratic Party's resolution to the Michigan and Florida problem. "All the delegates will be seated from both states and they will receive half a vote each," Obama said. He added that Hillary Clinton "nets an additional number of pledged delegates."

"Our main goal is to get this resolved so we can turn the attention of the entire party on winning Michigan and Florida," Obama said.

Asked about comments from Clinton campaign officials, that they reserve the right to launch a credentials fight at the Denver convention, Obama said, "I trust they are going to do the right thing."

He declined to say he would be able to declare victory after Tuesday's voting, but did say South Dakota and Montana could give him enough delegates to reach the new total needed for nomination -- new now that Michigan and Florida will be added. "If we hit that number on Tuesday night, we will announce that" at a rally in St. Paul, Minn., he said.

By Web Politics Editor  |  May 31, 2008; 8:55 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , Primaries  
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