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Another slight to Florida Dems? Dean gives Maddox key convention post

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has tapped Scott Maddox for a spot on the important credentials committee for the Democratic National Convention.

That's right. It will be Maddox, who was chairman when the party got hit with an IRS lien for failing to pay its taxes, who will sit on the committee that will decide whether or not Florida gets back its 210 delegates that the DNC stripped away after Florida moved up its primary to Jan. 29th. Dean nominated Maddox, the former mayor of Tallahassee and a candidate for governor, for the credentials committee and his selection was ratified by the DNC executive committee over the weekend. It is this committee, which will also have appointments made by the eventual Democratic nominee, that decides whether to seat delegates at the convention.

Maddox was one of the first state chairman to endorse Dean, when the former governor of Vermont who ran for the job of DNC chairman back in 2005.

Maddox said Monday while "I don't know if Howard Dean could have done anything differently'' when it came to Florida's delegates he also said he remains a "Floridian" who wants what best for his home state.

"I'm a Floridian. I'm going to represent my state,'' said Maddox.