WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- State and national Democratic leaders say they hope to ensure a Florida delegation is seated at the party's national convention in Denver.
"We all agree that whatever the solution, it must have the support of both campaigns" of Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, read a joint statement issued by DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Florida Democratic Chairwoman Karen Thurman and the Florida congressional delegation.
The DNC stripped Florida and Michigan of their delegates at the national convention to punish the states for moving up their primaries against party rules.
While opinions may differ, "we are all committed to ensuring that Florida's delegation is seated in Denver," the statement said. "We're committed to working with both campaigns to reach a solution as soon as realistically possible."