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Gelber joins anti-DNC fray

While Democratic party leaders have been arguing that they tried to stop the Republican-led Legislature from breaking party rules and moving up the presidential primary to Jan. 29, House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber has a confession to make: "Of course we didn't fight against the bill."

In a letter to Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, Gelber explains that Democratic lawmakers had little choice but to back a bill supported by voters and destined to become law.

"Today, toe-tapping Republicans with their excesses and over-reaching, are imploding on the national stage,'' Gelber wrote. "Leave it to Democrats to create a distraction born out of a nuanced disagreement over some arcane party rule."

Here's the letter: Download dan_gelber_letter_to_dnc_0831072.doc .