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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Florida / Nelson Interview #887353

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 2008
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[Senator John McCAIN - comments on the primary battle.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Florida Senator Bill Nelson about Michigan and Florida and their position in the Democratic Party after the states moved up the primary date despite the party rules. [NELSON - suggests we re-do the Florida election if the delegates won't be seated; says a Republican legislature and governor made the rule and the Democratic candidates are being penalized; states we have to do what is good for the party.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Democratic strategists Lanny Davis and Jamal Simmons about Michigan and Florida. [GERGEN - explains the importance of registering in these two big states; suggests we are moving to a re-do election; suggests Senator Barack Obama will go negative, but he has not been strong the last two days.] [SIMMONS - blames the Republicans in Florida; states the January contest was not fair.] [DAVIS - says a "firehouse" primary in Michigan can be paid for by fund raising because the situation has to be fixed; comments on the poll figures favoring Senator Hillary Clinton.]

Cooper, Anderson

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