The Delegates: Nelson Speaks With Dean

There was, according to a source with direct knowledge of the call, a conversation between DNC chairman Howard Dean and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) earlier this evening.

Sen. Nelson urged Dean to pay for a new primary. Dean pointed out that he offered to pay for a new primary once before. He also told Nelson that the state party was free to accept soft money to pay for a presidential primary. Dean told Nelson that he would not endorse any change in the rules to seat Florida's delegation.

More details as they become available....