Friday, September 9, 2011

Mo. House pushes back presidential primary dates

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (MISSOURI DIGITAL NEWS) - The Missouri House Elections Committe passed bill to push back presidential primary elections.

The bill pushes back the presidential primaries to March. It passed unanimously Thursday in the House Elections Committee hearing.

Republican Representative Jason Duggar who sponsored the bill says he is not concerned with the later election date losing attention for Missouri on the campaign trail. But he is concerned with the ultimatum the national parties have set.

"The national parties have set down these guidelines, and I think we're taking a big chance, you know, on losing half of our delegates... or half our delegates just not being seated. Becuase if that happens, is Missouri going to be considered at all?" Duggar says.

Governor Jay Nixon called for this bill in his special session agenda.

Ashley Massow, Missouri Digital News


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