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DNC member okay with delegate split listen

05/29/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In less than 48 hours, the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets to decide what to do with the delegates in Florida and Michigan.

Sen. Bill Nelson is scheduled to make a presentation shortly after 9:30 a.m., representing the Florida Democratic party. He’ll be followed by Florida DNC member Jon Ausman and Tampa Sen. Arthenia Joyner, representing the Clinton campaign. It is not known at this time who will represent the Obama campaign.

ABC News reports that many...

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Clinton camp awaits DNC ruling listen

05/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillary Clinton camp refused to say today whether they’ll appeal if the meeting this Saturday of the Democratic Party’s Rules and By-Laws Committee does not rule in their favor.

The meeting this Saturday in Washington could potentially end the divisive issue of whether or not to seat Florida and Michigan’s congressional delegations, which have not counted since the national party ruled those states disobeyed party rules by moving up its primary date.

In anticipation of the meeting, ...

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Court date set for DNC lawsuit listen

05/23/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A day after a new lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee was filed for its refusal to recognize Florida’s delegates, a court date was set for the first legal action taken against the national party.

Tampa political consultant Vic DiMaio sued shortly after the DNC announced last August it would penalize the state Democratic Party for moving the Florida primary date. The suit was originally dismissed by a Tampa court, but was heard by a U.S. appellate court in March. Today DiMaio’...

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DiMaio re-files political lawsuit listen

04/10/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A federal lawsuit asking that Florida’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention be seated was amended and re-filed yesterday.

Previously a Tampa judge had said that Tampa Democrat Victor DiMaio did not show that he had standing to file the lawsuit against the national party, the DNC. But in a press conference today, DiMaio’s attorney, Michael Steinberg said the new lawsuit proves DiMaio’s standing.

Steinberg said the lawsuit also adds a count claiming that the DNC violated the...

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