Clinton Pushes for FL, MI Delegates

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Senator Barack Obama may look to have the Democratic nomination all but locked up, but Senator Hillary Clinton says she's far from finished.

Meanwhile, as the Democrats continue to fight it out, Republican candidate John McCain is looking for a running mate.

Florida and Michigan - Mission Impossible?

Fresh off a resounding win in Kentucky, Clinton is turning her attention to what promises to be a much more difficult battle.

Click the play button for comments from Dr. Charles Dunn of Regent University.

Clinton is pushing for the Democratic Party to count the delegates from her victories in the Florida and Michigan primaries.

"I will consult with Floridians and the voters in Michigan because it's really their voices that are being ignored and their votes that are being discounted, and I'll support whatever the elected officials and the voters in those two states want to do."

The party had punished the two states for holding their primaries early by discounting their delegates.

Both Clinton and Obama initially agreed to abide by the decision, with Obama even taking his name off the ballot in Michigan. But Clinton has had a change of heart.

"I believe the Democratic Party must count these votes," she said. "They should count them exactly as they were cast."

Democratic Party officials plan to meet about whether to count the Florida and Michigan delegates. Nationwide, Clinton currently trails Obama in delegates, super delegates and the popular vote.

However, if the results from Florida and Michigan are counted, Clinton would take the lead in the overall popular vote.

But with Obama moving ever closer to the magic number of delegates needed to secure the nomination that may not matter.

The McCain Veepstakes

In the meantime, McCain will host three potential vice presidential candidates at his Arizona home this weekend.

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, Florida governor Charlie Crist and former GOP candidate Mitt Romney will all be in attendance for what the McCain camp is calling a "purely social" event.

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Erick Stakelbeck

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