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Florida lawmakers pass plan for January presidential primary

Florida lawmakers pass plan for January presidential primary

The Florida House on Thursday passed and sent to the governor a plan to move the state's 2008 presidential primary to Jan. 29, bypassing a dozen other U.S. states that have set their primaries to Feb. 5.
Gov. Charlie Crist, who has consistently voiced his support for giving America's fourth-largest state more say in the presidential nominating process, is expected to sign the bill. The House voted 118-0 to pass the measure. The Florida Senate last week voted for the plan.
The primaries are held to select delegates to the parties' national presidential nominating conventions. Florida party leaders have supported legislators who have argued the state's diversity and size merit more influence in deciding the nation's leadership.
Moving up Florida's primary, which is currently in early March, would put the state's contest behind only the Iowa and Nevada Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary _ and on the same day as South Carolina's Democratic primary.


Updated : 2021-10-17 02:29 GMT+08:00