May 8th, 2008
10:45 AM ET
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Sources: Clinton supporter pressures Pelosi

 Sources say Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut contributions to congressional Democrats.

Sources say Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut contributions to congressional Democrats.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off contributions to congressional Democrats unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced his plan to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan, three officials familiar with their conversation said.

Weinstein and Pelosi talked on the phone late last month, the sources said.

The three officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about the conversation.

They said Weinstein, a top supporter of Clinton's presidential campaign, appeared determined to buy Clinton more time in her battle against Sen. Barack Obama by pushing for the revote. He was also pressing Pelosi to back off her previous comments that superdelegates should support the candidate who's leading in pledged delegates in early June, the sources said.

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  1. Oh! The Irony

    Irene Brown May 8th, 2008 12:28 pm ET

    It is completey un fare not to count delegates from Florida & Michigan. Florida could not hold an elction on time due to the Republicans. There are 50 states in this country. We all pay taxes, we all should be counted. On the Novemeber election we need a democratic Nomineee to beat Mc'cain. We will not go to vote on Novemeber if the delegates from Florida & Michigan are not counted now.

    Bishal, Irene, Christine, Dawn, Kyle, Lynn, Dale, Sam, Corey, Mommy Norma, Rene, Anthony, Zackarre & Adam from Florida


    Then all of you have earned the right to shut your mouths if McCain wins and you end up with more taxes, a bloodier Iraq, increased foreclosures, and $7.00/gallon gas.

    Instead of you blaming the Democratic nominee, why don't you revolt against your state lawmakers who figured this Democratic race would be over by the time of their scheduled primaries and out of their own conceit, moved up their primary dates.

    May 8, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. Angola

    To show some respect to the party and the voters and your supporters just quit

    May 8, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Danny

    I'm with your guy too....Irene Brown DNC need to count Florida and Michigan if they not count do not let Florida and Michigan vote in general
    election with both party.

    May 8, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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