Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Unanimous Late Night Senate Vote Sends April Primary Bill to Connecticut Governor

Not long before midnight on Tuesday, June 7, the Connecticut Senate unanimously passed (36-0) HB 6532. The legislation proposes moving Connecticut presidential primary from the first Tuesday in February to the last Tuesday in April and now moves on to the executive stage of the process. With unanimous support in both chambers of the legislature, Governor Dan Malloy's (D) support is expected.

If signed, the bill would bring the Connecticut primary in line with the presidential primary in Pennsylvania. Delaware is also eying that date with legislation active in the First state's legislature and there have been hints that New York and Rhode Island may also schedule their contests for that date.

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