How a Michigan Do-Over Would Hurt Obama

A June contest would take a legion of college students out of the mix and pump up older, blue-collar Clinton supporters
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As the battle for the Democratic nomination drags on between Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton, the debate over whether Michigan and Florida should redo their primaries intensifies. The Democratic National Committee threw out the results of these votes when Michigan and Florida moved up their primary dates without permission from party elders. Now Clinton is eager to see the primaries held again: Capturing those delegates could save her candidacy. Obama the frontrunner is understandably more reluctant to risk his lead in new contests.

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