Florida Democratic Party chair Karen Thurman is in DC this week and she and the Democratic Florida House members, who confabbed Tuesday, will meet Wednesday with Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean to talk about the Florida delegate debacle.
Dean, who has said he wants the presidential nomination wrapped up before the party's August convention, said in a round of TV interviews Tuesday that he expects Florida and Michigan to be seated at the convention.
"The question is under what circumstance," he said, laying out two options: first, that a nominee will be selected and will "dictate the terms under which they get seated" and the second option: "that there'll be an agreement between the two candidates.
"Whatever we do has to be fair," he said. "Somebody is going to win this race with about 50.2 percent of the delegates and the person's going to lose this race with 49.8 percent of the delegates. Whoever is the losing candidate needs to feel they were treated fairly in this process."
Dean also rejected suggestions that he's failed to broker a deal.
"Most of those critics are people who have a particularly partisan angle to play," he said. "They want Michigan and Florida seated, as voted, because that would benefit their particular candidate. They don't want them seated because that would benefit their particular candidate. My job is to enforce the rules equally and fairly so that both candidates are treated fairly and that's what I intend to do...
"We have a set of rules, you have to play by the rules or this nomination is not going to be worth having," he said.