Clinton Wins Florida, No Delegates
January 30, 2008, 7:40 AM
One candidate's resounding victory is another's meaningless exercise.
Even though no delegates were at stake and no candidate campaigned in the state, Florida Democratic primary winner Hillary Clinton calls her win a welcome victory.
Barack Obama's campaign dismisses the result.
Clinton, fresh off a lopsided loss to Obama in last weekend's South Carolina primary, arranged a rally in Florida as the polls were closing, an evident attempt to gain campaign momentum.
She and Obama collide next week on Super Tuesday, when almost 1,700 Democratic delegates are at stake in more than 20 states and territories.
Last year, the national party stripped Florida of its delegates as punishment for moving its primary ahead of Super Tuesday.
It's expected that the eventual Democratic nominee will try to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan, which was also sanctioned by the party.
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