Clinton Plans Fla. Visit, Denies She's Campaigning

Obama camp snipes at 'cute' evasion of DNC sanctions
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2008 4:39 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., takes the stage during a rally in Springfield, Mass., Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton will make her first official campaign appearance in Florida tonight just as primary voting ends, honoring the letter if not the spirit of the Democrats' pledge not to campaign in states that leapfrogged Super Tuesday without party permission. Barack Obama's campaign called the projected winner's timing "too cute by half," the Washington Post reports.

Clinton's camp argued that Obama had run ads in Florida in violation of the pledge. His campaign suggested a sanctioned Florida re-vote after Feb. 5. Clinton supporters say theyll fight to seat the 185 Florida delegates currently banned from the convention. Despite the party penalties—the GOP says it will count only half of Florida's delegates because of the primary scheduling—the state has seen record turnout.