August 29th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
14 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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soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. snowhite

    why are you surprised about Campbell calling Obama "our guy"?She was the one that was mimicked on SNL kissing Obamas rear and telling Hillary to not disturb Obama Girl or she would have to leave the debate.Already Schuster the pimp is dissing Palin and Cafferty almost swalloed his tongue from the anger over Palin.These are the same people that caused Senator Clinton to be called filthy names plus racist.

    August 29, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  2. texas DEM

    florida for mccain.

    MCCAIN/PALIN 2008 to get

    NY SENATOR HILLARY DIANE RODHAM CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 29, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  3. Bulldog

    I sure hope women don't fall for McCain's clear political stunt. In fact, it seems it is an insult to women's intelligence to think they will vote for a woman just because she is a woman and not vote based on the issues.

    I hope women understand that this woman wants to completely outlaw abortion rights for women including pregnancies by rape. She is a radical pro-life activist.

    This is a joke by John McCain, the one who claims to put country first. With his age he is the highest risk presidential candidate ever to have health problems which means his VP is very likely have to step in to be President if he wins.

    While Palin may be an attractive lady she is a sports journalist who has only been involved in small town politics and only served the small population of Alaska for 1.5 years.

    August 29, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  4. sdsa

    it is not Obama/Biden '08. Osama/Laden OK

    August 29, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  5. Joe

    Gov. Palin has more experience than Obama having governed a state. What has Obama governed? McCain and Palen have actually changed things. As Hillary said, Obama just talks about it.

    August 29, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  6. Kenya

    Abortion is Killing. Now I have found the place for my vote. GOP for life.

    August 29, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  7. Shannon

    another lie by Obama, he counts the votes only if it benefits him.. What a fraud this man is!

    August 29, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  8. Polar Bear Palin

    How do folks figure that Sarah Palin is ready to lead?

    The world will laugh at us..especially Russia, Iran and Iraq.

    This woman does not believe that global warning is man made. Just what we need at the time when the earth needs help.

    She also does not recognize that the polar bears are going to be an endangered species. She voted against the endangered species act to be in favor of arctic drilling. Just when the bears are drowning.

    Don't believe what you see- she would hurt this country in so many ways. This is reckless madness.

    August 29, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  9. Shannon

    wow my former party is out in force insulting and demeaning a woman again. What's up with Obama supporters, hope and change= we hate women apparently. Obama supports big oil, just look at the tax breaks he gives them, but you guys just keep insulting women, obviously he doesn't like strong women, it must be because he gets emasculated at home so much.

    August 29, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  10. Woman 4 Change

    Unbelievable! Fodder for Bill ....Maher!

    August 29, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  11. GOP for Obama

    So long McCain....I'm joining Obama.
    I have to vote intelligence this time.

    August 29, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  12. So Insulted

    I as a women was on the fence about Obama and was waiting to see McCain VP choice. Junping off the fence into the Obama camp. McCain you have insulted women all over. Could have done better then this former beauty queen. If you wanted a women, how about Kay B Hutchinson. Not pretty enough huh?

    August 29, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  13. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    The GOP is PRETENDING that she has the qualifications on foreign policy because they have to.

    They are stuck with a lousy pick!!

    Thanks McCain for the birthday present (on YOUR birthday!)


    August 29, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  14. Paula from GA

    At least with the Republicans, no back door deal with the Boys Club to get their pick over the Guy they wanrted. Like Howard Dean did my Relatives in Florida. the representatives played dirty with Obama and Dean's Company. They already allowed half to the convention already.

    August 29, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  15. BK

    I would trust Gov. Palin before I would trust Obama. Like it or not the Gov. gets things done. Most of the people that actually know her are very impressed with her. Obama is going to lose.

    August 29, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  16. alvino

    Does this also include Michigan, or is their delegation going to be "McCained" just like Mitt Romney?

    August 29, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  17. Paula from GA

    That's the republicans already allowed half to come. This allow the other half to join them with full voting rights. No back door dealslike Howard Dean and Company of the Democrat Party.

    August 29, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  18. Ron

    This was not an issue for Repub's. We seen the bad vibes McCain has towards Romney, and Pawlienty is boring, but to throw Lieberman aside for someone with 18 months experience and sides with big oil.
    This doesn't sound like good decision making to me.

    August 29, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  19. BK

    If you guys haven't known all along that CNN has been promoting Obama you must have your head under a rock. Jack Cafferty and Campbell Brown acting like two little mad kids throwing a fit today should leave you with no doubt. Jack and Campbell your guy is going to lose.

    August 29, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
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