PRESS RELEASE from the Democratic National Committee

For Immediate Release
December 5, 2007

Contact: Stacie Paxton/Luis Miranda

DNC Statement on US District Court, Northern Florida, Upholding Party's Right to Enforce Its Primary Rules

Washington, DC - The DNC issued the following statement today after the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee upheld the Party's right to enforce its primary rules:

"We're pleased the court ruled in our favor, recognizing the constitutionally protected right of the Democratic National Committee to enforce its rules and treat all state Democratic parties in a fair and equal way," said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney. "The DNC is committed to protecting the right to vote for every American, and we look forward to continuing to work together to ensure that Florida turns blue in 2008."