Clinton Wins Fla.; No Delegates

No Dems campaigned after DNC punished state
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2008 7:59 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., waves to supporters in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Florida tonight, but she'll have no delegates to show for it, the AP reports. None of the Democrats campaigned here because the national party stripped the state of convention delegates—a punishment for moving up its primary without permission. Still, 1.5 million Democrats voted, with Clinton getting 50%, Obama 33%, and Edwards 14%.

"I promise I will do everything I can to make sure that Florida’s Democratic delegates are seated," Clinton told supporters. Obama's camp fired back: "Now that Senator Clinton has lost badly in South Carolina, she's trying to assign meaning to a contest that awards zero delegates and where no campaigning has occurred," said a spokesman. It's unclear whether Florida's delegates will be reinstated, and it's possible the state could have another vote later, the New York Times reports.