Even though no delegates were at stake and no
candidate campaigned in the state, Florida Democratic primary
winner Hillary Clinton calls her win a welcome victory.
Barack Obama's campaign dismisses the result.
Clinton, fresh off a lopsided loss to Obama in last weekend's
South Carolina primary, arranged a rally in Florida as the polls
were closing, an evident attempt to gain campaign momentum.
She and Obama collide next week on Super Tuesday, when almost
1,700 Democratic delegates are at stake in more than 20 states and
Last year, the national party stripped Florida of its delegates
as punishment for moving its primary ahead of Super Tuesday.
It's expected that the eventual Democratic nominee will try to
seat delegates from Florida and Michigan, which was also sanctioned
by the party.