(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.