Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Companion Bill to Move Presidential Primary to April Introduced in Wisconsin Senate

Following the lead of Representative Gary Tauchen in the Wisconsin state Assembly, Senator Mary Lazich on Tuesday introduced SB 115 in the Wisconsin state Senate. As was the case with its companion in the Assembly (AB 162), the Senate legislation would shift the presidential primary in the Badger state from the third Tuesday in February back to the first Tuesday in April. Both Tauchen and Lazich are chairs of their respective chamber's committees dealing with elections. Rep. Tauchen chairs the Elections and Campaign Reform Committee in the Assembly while Sen. Lazich chairs the Senate's Transportation and Elections Committee. Both bills, then, have a high-ranking Republican to shepherd them through at least the committee hurdle before making it to the floor.

Wisconsin is currently under unified Republican control.

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