Defiant Florida Democrats are poised to flout national party rules and push forward with a state primary on Jan. 29. The move means the DNC will strip Florida of its 210 nominating convention delegates and major Democratic candidates will not campaign in the state, reports the AP. "I'm not concerned with the DNC," one Florida party leader said.
DNC rules allow only four states—Florida not among them—to hold primaries before Feb. 5. The Florida Dems' move, seen as a bid for high turnout, follows Florida Republicans' earlier decision to set their primary for Jan. 29. "On Jan. 29, 2.5 million Floridians are going to the polls, and that's more telling than any caucus in Iowa," said one Dem.