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Legislators to Dems: No $ for primary redo

House Speaker Marco Rubio said the primary reason the legislature won't be financing a second primary for Democrats to allow their delegates to get seated at a national convention comes down to money. "There is no money this year,'' Rubio said. "They had an election in Florida. They just didn't campaign for it. We had results. I would imagine if you're Hillary Clinton you're pretty happy with those results. If you're Barack Obama you're not."

Rubio, a West Miami Republican, pushed through the legislation that moved up the primary date that ultimately led to the Democratic National Party decision to disenfranchise Florida's delegates. Rubio added that "I don't have a hard and fast answer for you. I haven't given it a lot of thought but we had an election, they just chose not to campaign and that was Howard Dean's decision.''