November 26th, 2007
03:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Why aren't the Democrats in Florida?

Why aren't the Democrats campaigning in Florida?

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) - In the wake of Florida’s decision to move up its primary, and the national Democratic party’s decision to harshly punish the state for that choice, Democratic presidential candidates have so far honored a boycott on campaigning in the state. Republican hopefuls have been more hesitant to punish the important state, with several major candidates campaigning there and all agreeing to appear at the upcoming CNN YouTube debate in St. Petersburg. CNN deputy political director Paul Steinhauser explains.

Filed under: Florida • Presidential Candidates
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Monique, miami, FL

    The dem national party should let the candidates to campaign in florida, because it is an important swing state. This levels the playing field against the GOP candidates.

    November 27, 2007 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  2. Mike, Milwaukee

    Lack of Leadership by Gov. Dean will come back to haunt him when the Dems lose key swing states like Florida, and maybe even Michigan.....

    November 27, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Ignacio, Miami Fl

    Mike Gravel has campaigned in Florida. If you remember who that is, he's running although banned from the debates by the media oligarchy.

    November 27, 2007 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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