Democratic party leaders continue to wrangle over the disputed delegates of Florida and Michigan today, hearing impassioned pleas from representatives of both states and campaigns. Hundreds of protesters are gathered outside the Washington meeting as the party's rules committee seeks a compromise, the AP reports. “We are strong enough to struggle and disagree and to even be angry and disappointed and still come together at the end of the day and be united,” said party chief Howard Dean.
Florida congressman Robert Wexler, an Obama supporter, said his camp backed a plan to seat Florida's delagates with half a vote each, which would give Clinton a 19-delegate pickup. He called it an "extraordinary concession." Clinton backer Harold Ickes disagreed it was a concession, sparking the most tension of the day. (Read more Democratic National Committee stories.)