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Justin Garrow
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« on: March 08, 2008, 05:35:41 pm »

Levin: No practical or fair way to hold a Michigan re-vote
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(CNN) — Michigan Sen. Carl Levin — one of the most powerful Democratic politicians in Michigan — has weighed in against a re-vote that would allow the state’s delegation to be seated at the party’s national convention this summer.

“Senator Levin doesn’t see at this time a practical and fair way to hold a ‘do-over’ election in Michigan given the immense financial and logistical hurdles, and in any event believes that a change in course would require acceptance by both candidates,” read a statement posted on his Senate Web site Friday.

Negotiations over a new vote — involving representatives from the state and national parties and the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — hit a snag Thursday when the Michigan Democratic party chairman Mark Brewer said that it could cost as much as $10 million.

Levin’s statement said that unless an agreement was reached before August, the decision would fall to the Credentials Committee that certifies delegates – with their ruling subject to appeal to the full convention.

Michigan and Florida lost their voting power as a result of Democratic National Committee penalties for their decision to hold their primaries in January, despite party instructions.

The major candidates all signed an agreement that they would not campaign in either state before those votes, and most withdrew their names from Michigan’s ballot, with the exception of Hillary Clinton, who won both contests.

Levin has not backed any presidential candidate this cycle.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 04:11:25 am »

Levin is a Limbaugh disciple.

Who cares about primaries anyway.  Most are voting independent anyhow.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 12:25:10 am »

Except the only independent candidate out there is Nader, and he sure isn't going anywhere.
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