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Obama, Clinton say hola to Florida on Wednesday. Oy vey.

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WASHINGTON--After taking a congratulatory lap on Tuesday night, when Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is expected to celebrate winning the majority of the pledged delegates in Des Moines, he heads to Florida for heavy fund-raising and making the Sunshine state voters feel like they count. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) just added south Florida to her Wednesday schedule. The Democratic National Committee meets at the end of May here to see if there is a way seating disputed Michigan and Florida delegates at the August convention in Denver. The DNC is punishing the two states for holding early votes; getting these delegates seated in a formula favorable to Clinton is central to her longshot strategy of wrestling the Democratic nomination away from Obama. Clinton won the Florida vote that is not counting. Obama is expected to court Jewish and Hispanic voters in a south Florida swing

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