Democrats Haggle In Search Of Florida, Michigan Primary Answers

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alexa Stanard Michigan Messenger

How much will it cost? Who should pay? And should we even do it? Those are among the questions being asked all over the country about how to resolve the Michigan and Florida Democratic convention delegate dilemma.

The media is abuzz with stories on how to resolve the impasse over how -- or even whether -- to give the Michigan and Florida delegations seats and votes at the summer nominating convention, after the national party banned them for moving up their state primaries. And there seem to be as many possible solutions as there are interested parties.

"But though the states, the party and the candidates have all suggested that they have no choice but to find a solution and that they are open to another round of voting, much remains to be settled," wrote John Broder in Friday's New York Times. "Among the issues are what kind of contests to hold, when to hold them, how to allocate the delegates and, critically, who picks up the multimillion-dollar tab in each state."

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