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Florida Pushes up Primary

Florida Democratic Party is holding its primary January 29, against the wishes of the Democratic National Convention.

According to the Associated Press as reported in the Washington Post, the Democratic National Committee threatened to strip Florida of its 210 nominating convention delegate if it holds its primary before February 5, the earliest most states are allowed to hold a primary. Democratic candidates have also pledged not to campaign there.

Florida wants to have a more prominent role in choosing the Democratic candidate, and thinks that it is worth the sanctions to go ahead with the January plans, said the New York Times.

Coverage was basically the same in the two papers. Organization varied slightly.