04/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

DNC: Florida, Michigan Delegates Will Be Seated On Committees

The Democratic National Committee said Tuesday that Florida and Michigan members will be seated on the three standing committees -- including the critical Credentials Committee--at the party's 2008 national convention, a position that could affect the selection of the Democratic nominee.

While both states were stripped of their delegates to the convention, according to the DNC's interpretation of party rules, members from those states will be seated on the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee, which can meet prior to convention, resolves disputes over whether to seat delegates at the convention.

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