Clinton Still Campaigning in Florida
As perhaps a soporific to those who said Florida couldn't be ignored, no matter how embarrassing we are to the rest of the country, Sen. Hillary Clinton held six events in Florida on Monday, September 10th.
Clinton, like most of the Democratic candidates, pledged to Iowa voters that she would not campaign in Florida or other queue jumpers.
Her campaign said that because the issue of Florida's was still not resolved, it was inappropriate to declare noncompliant and off limits while efforts were still being made to reach a resolution. Florida still has until later this month to reach a compromise.
Democrat Barack Obama has fundraising events scheduled in Florida later this month, but not campaign events, said spokesman Tommy Vietor, who draws a distinction between the two.
"Senator Obama has a handful of finance events scheduled in Florida, and is committed to fulfilling the pledge he signed to protect Iowa's first-in-the nation status," Vietor said.
Democrat John Edwards also has upcoming fundraising events in Florida, but not campaign events, said spokesman Dan Leistikow.