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Defiant Florida Democrats Stand By January Primary

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Defiant Florida Democrats Stand By January Primary

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Defiant Florida Democrats Stand By January Primary

Defiant Florida Democrats Stand By January Primary

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Florida's Democratic Party refuses to reconsider its decision to hold its presidential primary on Jan. 29, 2008. In defying the national party leadership, the Florida Democrats risk a campaign boycott by prominent candidates and being denied accreditation for its delegates at next summer's Democratic National Convention.

Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving talks to Jacki Lyden about what impact Florida's decision may have on other state primaries.