Hillary Clinton released a statement today on behalf of the delegates from Florida and Michigan. According to the statement;
I hear all the time from people in Florida and Michigan that they want their voices heard in selecting the Democratic nominee.
“I believe our nominee will need the enthusiastic support of Democrats in these states to win the general election, and so I will ask my Democratic convention delegates to support seating the delegations from Florida and Michigan. I know not all of my delegates will do so and I fully respect that decision. But I hope to be President of all 50 states and U.S. territories, and that we have all 50 states represented and counted at the Democratic convention.
“I hope my fellow potential nominees will join me in this.
“I will of course be following the no-campaigning pledge that I signed, and expect others will as well.”
Barack Obama and John Edwards had their names removed from the ballots in Michigan, and tried to get Clinton to do so as well. Clinton refused and won Michigan with 55% of the vote. So far the candidates have not appeared in Florida except for an Obama ad that keeps getting play on cable and satellite channels. The Clinton campaign has complained saying the ad is a violation of the no-campaign pact all the major candidates agreed to.