JANUARY 28, 2008
Even though Democratic presidential candidates pledged not to campaign in Florida after its primary was moved up, Hillary Clinton spent the weekend in the Sunshine State raising big bucks and campaigning before Tuesday’s big event.
Violating her own party’s rules, Clinton toured south Florida with the mayor of Miami (Manny Diaz) and attended two big fundraisers Sunday evening. The first event was held at a bowling alley in the trendy South Beach area and supporters paid $500 each to schmooze with the New York Senator.
Outside the bowing alley, in clear view of hundreds of supporters and opponents, Clinton was spotted holding a rather large sign that read, in part: "We want a president that can keep a promise." Of course, she was referring to herself. If that isn’t campaigning, then what is?
Democratic presidential candidates vowed not to campaign in Florida, a crucial swing state, after it moved up its primary to play a bigger role in choosing the nominee. The Democratic National Committee also stripped the state of delegates to the party’s convention in late August. Ahead in most Florida polls, Clinton is now urging the party to reverse and seat delegates from the state.
In the meantime, the former First Lady is disregarding her own party’s rules and campaigning all over the Sunshine State with local politicians who support her.
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