PRESS RELEASE from DNC and Florida Democratic Party

For Immediate Release
April 2, 2008

Contacts:   (DNC) Karen Finney/Stacie Paxton
                 (Florida Democratic Party) Mark Bubriski or Alejandro Miyar

Joint Statement from DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Florida Democratic Chairwoman Karen L. Thurman and the Florida Congressional Delegation on Seating Florida's Delegates

Washington, DC - After a joint meeting today among Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, Florida Democratic Chairwoman Karen L. Thurman and the Florida Congressional Delegation, the participants issued this joint statement:

"We are all committed to doing everything we can to ensure that a Florida delegation is seated in Denver.  We all agree that whatever the solution, it must have the support of both campaigns.  While there may be differences of opinion in how we get there, we are all committed to ensuring that Florida's delegation is seated in Denver.  We're committed to working with both campaigns to reach a solution as soon as realistically possible.  We are also laying the groundwork to ensure we win in Florida in November and spent time here today talking about how to do just that.  We will continue to work towards a solution to ensure delegates are seated and logistics are in place for a Florida delegation in Denver."


PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President

April 2, 2008
Contact: Press Office

Clinton Campaign Reaction to DNC Meeting on Seating Florida Delegation

Deputy Communications Director Phil Singer issued the following statement in response to the DNCís meeting with the Florida delegation today on seating its delegation:

"We have long maintained that pretending the voters of Florida and Michigan donít exist is not fair in principle and unwise in practice.  This morningís Quinnipiac poll out of Florida reflects the urgent need for Democrats to get behind our effort to count Floridaís voters and seat its delegation.  Chairman Dean is clearly committed to seating the Florida delegation and we urge Senator Obama to join us in calling on the rules and bylaws committee to make this a reality."