In the wake of last week's ruling reinstating a January 15 Michigan primary, state legislators in Michigan today will try to force Democratic presidential candidates to participate.
They're passing a law today that will finalize a ballot, adding the names of those Democrats who opted out of the earlier incarnation of the primary.
That means that, absent a legal challenge, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Bill Richardson and Joe Biden's names will once again be on the ballot, joining Chris Dodd's and Hillary Clinton's. (The DNC won't budge: Michigan will not be allocated any delegates).
The Michigan Democratic Party's executive committee meets tomorrow night, and the votes are there for Jan. 15. But the state party's executive director, Mark Brewer, is going to throw up road blocks -- he really wants a caucus -- but he is fast running out of allies.
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