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March Presidential Primary Bill Divides Democrats But Passes Washington State Senate
Half of the 24 member Democratic caucus in the Washington state Senate joined unified majority Republicans in the upper chamber to pass SB 5978 on Tuesday, March 3. The bill would move the presidential primary in the Evergreen state from May to the second T...
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Idaho Senate Passes March Presidential Primary Bill
Idaho got one step closer to bringing back a presidential primary on Tuesday, March 3. By a 23-11 vote, the Idaho state Senate passed SB 1066 . The measure would reestablish a presidential primary election in the Gem state, but schedule it to coincide with ...
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Florida Senate Committee Reports March 15 Presidential Primary Bill Favorably
The Florida state Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections conducted a hearing on SB 7036 this afternoon (Tuesday, March 3). The legislation would create a "static and permanent" date for the Florida presidential primary on March 15. There was some discussi...
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Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill to Move Presidential Primary Back Three Weeks
By a vote of 39-2 , the Oklahoma state Senate passed SB 233 on Tuesday, March 3. The measure would shift the presidential primary in the Sooner state from the first Tuesday in March to the fourth Tuesday in March. In 2016, that would mean moving out of the ...
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The Slippery Slope in North Carolina Rogue Primary Coverage
There is one narrative that seems to be emerging in the coverage of the North Carolina presidential primary drama that is not necessarily true to the spirit of the legislative wrangling that brought the Tar Heel state into the crosshairs of the national par...
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Utah Republican Party Moving Closer to 2016 Caucuses
This flew under FHQ's radar in the recent flurry of legislative action on presidential primary laws across the nation. The Utah Republican Party voted unanimously in an emergency meeting on Wednesday, February 18 in favor of a resolution to hold caucuses ne...
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Washington State House Bill Would Cancel 2016 Presidential Primary
Late last week on Friday, February 27, Washington state Representative Sam Hunt (D-22nd, Olympia) introduced HB 2185 . The bill, offered based on a request from the Washington Office of Financial Management , calls for the cancelation of the 2016 presidenti...
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From Mississippi, One SEC Primary Bill Dead, Another Survives Deadline
Tuesday, March 3 marked the day in the Mississippi state legislature that bills passed in one chamber had to have made it through committee in the opposite chamber. Neither of the bills -- one from the House and one from the Senate -- affecting the date of ...
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Amended Senate Bill Would Push Maryland Presidential Primary Back Further into April
SB 204 passed a procedural hurdle on Tuesday, March 3 in the Maryland state Senate, but not before the bill an amendment was offered and agreed to on the floor by its author and sponsor, Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-43rd, Baltimore City). In its amended form ...
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Bill to Move Illinois Presidential Primary from March to July Introduced
A second bill to shift back the date of the Illinois consolidated primary has been introduced in the state House. Instead of moving it back to June like the other bill , though, HB 3107 would push the Illinois primary -- including the presidential primary -...
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