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Mail-in primary idea gains traction

There's starting to be some consensus on how to settle Florida's delegate mess.

The Democratic National Committee chairman says holding a mail-in primary could solve the problem. Other lawmakers say they'd support the plan.

This comes after the DNC stripped Florida of its convention delegates when the state decided to hold an early primary. Michigan faces a similar situation, and it's turning into a headache for the Democratic party. That's because Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are in an unexpectedly tight race.

Officials from both states are trying to resolve the issue before the DNC convention in August.

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