Saturday, March 24, 2007

New York is a Spitzer Signature Away from Joining the Rush to Feb. 5

The AP reports that both the New York Senate and Assembly voted on Wednesday to bump up the state's 2008 presidential primary to February 5. In essence then, once Governor Spitzer signs the bill (a formality according to the article), New York will have moved from the old Super Tuesday (first Tuesday in March) to the new Super Tuesday (the first Tuesday in February) for the 2008 cycle. If Florida's plan to move to January 29 passes muster, the 2008 primary calendar will feature three of the country's four most populous states clustered just one or two weeks after the New Hampshire primary. And Texas has at least discussed moving to the 5th as well bring all four of those states into the first month of the process.

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