August 29th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
6 years ago

GOP will seat full Florida delegation

(CNN) – The Republican Party will seat a full delegation from the state of Florida, the state party said Friday.

The GOP had stripped Florida and Michigan of half their delegates last year for moving up their 2008 presidential primary, in violation of party rules. The Democratic Party had barred both states' entire delegations from being seated at the party's Denver delegation.

All of the major Democratic candidates had pledged not to advertise or campaign in either state in advance of their January primaries, a step that was not taken by Republicans.

Earlier this week, the Democratic Party voted to seat their own delegations from Florida and Michigan, and give those states full voting rights and privileges.

Under a compromise reached with the Republican National Committee and John McCain's campaign, the state’s 114 delegates and 111 delegates will be seated when the party meets next week in St. Paul. Half the 114 delegates will have full voting rights. Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer said the other half will be “’honored guests’ with full delegate rights and privileges” – that do not include traditional voting rights.

John McCain won the Florida primary January 29, a result that helped lead to Rudy Giuliani's exit from the presidential race.


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  1. mm

    Wow to actually have Campbell Brown CNN call Obama "our guy" in a heated debate with Bay Buchanan was pretty amazing. I know obama has CNN in their pocket. But to hear it like that was something.

    ROMNEY SUPPORTER HERE. MCCAIN/PALIN 08

    August 29, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. Valerie Hostutler

    Republicans are not trying to win on trust. They are trying to manipulate this election and the voters. If you can't see what McCain is doing, listen up.

    McCain has made a desperate move and in doing so he has weather or not Sarah Palin is paying attention, put her in a political position out of desperation. This as Sen. McCain would say Fellow Americans–is the truth. Question is-was she his First Choice.

    August 29, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. William, from Cali!

    The Songs of this Election season could have been, ither "Where has All the Party Rules, Gone".....or ""Flip-Flop Two Times, On All The Issues, That Really Matter To Us" or "Do American Voters Know Exactly ,When They Are Truly Being Played"! Take your pick, they all sound good this time around.......................................

    August 29, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. Mike

    Big Deal. It is not like the Delegates have a choice on whom to vote.
    I am sure the GOP while be amped up by McBush slick move to turn his boring campaign in a historical event. McLame only met Palin once briefly so this choice for VP was nothing but Pandering Politics. McBomb gave no thought to the fact that if he dies in office. America, a nation at war. Will be led by a Beauty queen with two years experience in Government. One of McBush top advisors said that there is no problem with the economy and that Americans are whiners. Another top advisor said this week that there is no health care crises and that any sick person can just go to the Emergency room. Picking a female VP does not change the fact that McOld is an elitist and totally out of touch with the average American

    August 29, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  5. Sara

    If you don't like McCain's pick, and you don't like Obama, it's simple:

    Barr or Nader or stay away from the presidential pick. Vote local and state.

    August 29, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  6. jimmy

    WHAT IS IT ABOUT BARBARA BOXER , CLYBURN, EMILY'S POST PEOPLE WHO ARE ABOUT AS UNFLUENTIAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ON GOVERNOR PALIN'S QUALIFICATIONS
    AND CREDNTIALS AS THE HOME;ESS PEOPLE IN THIER DISTRICTS. BOXER IS NEARING THE END OF HER CAREER AS A SENATOR , NOBODY EVER HEARD OF CLYBURN AND THIS EMILY'S POST TILL NOW. SO WHAT'S THE BEEF? OR MORE SUCCINTLY WHERE'S THE BEEF?

    August 29, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. Valerie Hostutler

    Republicans are not trying to win on trust. They are trying to manipulate this election and the voters. If you can't see what McCain is doing, listen up.

    McCain has made a desperate move and in doing so he has weather or not Sarah Palin is paying attention, put her in a political position out of desperation. This as Sen. McCain would say My Friends–is the truth. Question is-was she his First Choice.

    August 29, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. Sue

    Interesting choice.

    August 29, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Debby

    Thanks Joel very well said. No one said she was taking Hillary's place. As far as her qualifications she has just the same as Obama and she is VP not running for President. Campbell Brown is out of control my gosh why is she so rabid about this choice. If something happened to McCain she is well prepared to take over and HEALTHY vs. Biden who has had 2 anurysyms and is 65 years old.

    August 29, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  10. James From Chicago

    Being a life long democrat that will not vote for Obama. I am going to wait to see what this woman is made of before I vote for McCain.
    She is certainly no Hillary Clinton, but we can wait a life time before
    there will be another Hillary. The biggest mistake Obama did was not put Clinton on the ticket as VP, if he had we would not be having this discussion, he would have beat Mccain hands down. That decision
    was a bad one, and it makes me wonder about decisions he will make for this country and the American people. Obama is just not ready to lead and all of his hoop la is not making the American people
    buy into his election. I am not a Mickey Mouse voter and I MUST vote
    for the person I believe in, and that person is not Obama. I just may sit this one out if McCain cannot prove Palin is the right choice, not because she is a woman, but because she can help this country.

    August 29, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  11. Sara

    First REPUBLICAN woman to run for VP.

    August 29, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  12. McSurge

    Show me that photo again. Ok yeah she is cute. Can she type? And you say she makes great coffee right? Ok call her and offer her the VP.
    Heck she has to be better than Tom Ridge.

    August 29, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  13. Mad

    Atleast Palin isn't responsible for the highest spike in taxes ever that he did in my home state of Illinois!
    The people of Alaska love her and they only knew her 2 years- Imaging what she could bring to the white house.

    Shame on you for pointing out she is a woman so she is "different" or he is trying to get votes that way- If he was trying to get votes he would have picked a different woman- but Palin brings a lot more for this country and a clean future for the Gop and a failing Democratic party

    August 29, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  14. No Way McCain

    There are many Republicans posing as Dems affirming the Palin pick posting. I agree, DON'T be fooled.

    McCain is treating women as if they were a comodity – One is as good as the next, so why not pick a photogenic one. If you're trying to appeal to women that have supported Hillary, YOU WOULD HAVE HAD TO USE YOUR BRAIN, McCAIN. This just proves that it isn't working any more. Bad Judgement = No Support for you McCain!

    This former Hillary supporter is 100% voting for Obama!!!!!!!!

    August 29, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  15. Mad

    I really want to see her in debates though...

    August 29, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  16. susie

    McCain 2008
    Hillary 2012

    Too bad Hillary doesn't leave the Democratic Party and run as an Independent. She would win over Obama and McCain.

    August 29, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  17. Paul

    Valerie.. im pretty sure she was his 5th choice!
    But i agree! They seem to think they can only win on fear and manipulation..

    Not this time! 8 years was FAR too long

    August 29, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  18. James From Chicago

    If Fla and Mich would have been counted Hillary would be the nominee. Obama was totally against having Fla & Mich count
    it was to his benefit, Another Obama Flip Flop. There is more to Obama's nomination that meets the eye, there is some power behind the scenes we are not aware of, and there is an evil purpose behind it all.

    August 29, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  19. jimmy

    GOVERNOR PALIN WILL BE VETTED BY THE OBAMA- LOVING MEDIA SOON ENOUGH AND THEY WILL REALEASE A TORRENT OF PRO-OBAMA RELEASES INCREASING IN A CRESCENDO
    OF NEGATIVE ADS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS LIKE THE ONES THEY PUT OUT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON.. WOMEN OF AMERICA,BE PREPARED . YOU KNOW WHICH MEDIA NETWORKS ARE PRO-OBAMA .

    August 29, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  20. Ron

    Hey Fl. Delegates, use your Google. Mr. Palin is a control freak who insists on sitting in on private Government meetings between his wife, Gov. Palin and Government Officials . He is also on the Email list to recieve private confidential Government Email even though he has no Government duties. I wonder how long the less than patient McBush will tolerate his new VP's nosy Hubby?

    August 29, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  21. Sara

    Mad – she's a republican – expert liars – that's all you need to know

    August 29, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  22. Victoria

    Eve!!

    Thanks!! I feel exactly how you feel and i think its great that so many other women arent bying into McCain manipulative tactics..

    After this... If Not Hilary, Then Obama!!

    August 29, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  23. Sara

    Sinderbrand = you are CENSORING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AGAIN

    I'M SICK OF THIS.

    CNN PEOPLE SUCK

    August 29, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  24. Sherry, Atlanta

    MCCAIN HAS ALWAYS USED WOMEN. . .THEN HE THROWS THEM AWAY.

    JUST ASK HIS 1ST WIFE, CAROL MCCAIN (WHOM WAS/IS CRIPPLED)!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08-'12

    August 29, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. Big Risk

    Sarah Palin's judgement and experience is very risky:

    During her acceptance speech, she told the world exactly when her son would be deployed for Iraq. Isn't that a threat to national security AND her son?

    Her inexperience is a danger to Americans because we are in the middle of two wars.

    Let's face it- McCain will have to educate her on national and world affairs before she goes into debate. If she does well, it will only be because she is a very good student to McCain's staff.

    August 29, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
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