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Democrats Face Pivotal Choice

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The days to come may prove pivotal for Democrats. On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws panel is to meet in Washington. Its members are expected to decide whether to seat delegations from Florida and Michigan at the nominating convention.

Those states are in question because they held their primaries early, against national party regulations. The Democrats' last two primaries will be held next Tuesday.

Meanwhile, supporters of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are mobilizing for protests outside the weekend gathering of party leaders.

Inside, Jim Roosevelt will be among those deliberating. The Massachusetts super delegate is co-chair of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee, and he joins WBUR's Delores Handy for a conversation about the decision facing that panel.

This program aired on May 29, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.

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