Florida: The Deal is Done
INSIDE THE RULES AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE -- After months of uncertainty, the morass of the Florida Democratic primary has been resolved.
The Rules and Bylaws Committee approved a measure unanimously that would seat every delegate -- pledged and superdelegates -- from the Sunshine State but grant them only half a vote at the party's national convention.
Both Alice Huffman and Harold Ickes, backers of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) on the RBC, spoke in favor of the motion before it was voted on.
Huffman insisted that the vote would leave the party more united than it was when the meeting started, an assertion that was greeted by one attendee as "lipstick on a pig".
The delegate allocation in Florida now stands as follows: 52.5 for Clinton, 33.5 for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and 6.5 for former senator John Edwards (N.C.).
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