Moderate Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) has thrown his support behind his Senate colleague Hillary Clinton (D-NY), helping the former first lady maintain her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination.
One of the states Clinton is leading in is Florida, which has been banned from participating in the selection of the Democratic presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention. The state moved up its primary election, drawing the rebuke from the Democratic Party.
However, the situation creates a problem for the Democratic Party, because while the candidates have pledged not to campaign in the state, they are free to raise money. But Florida Democrats might not be willing to donate if they do not have a say in the nominating process.
While Clinton is the leading Democratic candidate in most polls, Republics are more divided. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is leading in the early primary states, while former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson are leading is late primary states.
John Dickerson, political writer for the online magazine Slate, talks with Madeleine Brand about the latest developments in the presidential primary race.