Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Getting an early edge

The New Jersey Assembly has passed legislation which would move the state's Presidential primary from June to February, in an attempt to have more say in the selection of the final candidates. NJ currently votes last in the primary season, making them virtually irrelevant to the process -- they hope that an earlier date would improve turn-out, which has been quite low. Certainly the state is quite a bit larger and more diverse than the current leaders of the primary pack, so it might have an interesting influence on the primary outlook. PA has had some discussions about making a similar move...


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