Thursday, February 17, 2011

Companion Senate Bill to Move Missouri Presidential Primary to March Introduced

On February 16, Missouri state senator, Kevin Engler (R-3, Farmington), introduced SB 282 which would shift the date on which the Show-Me state's presidential primary is held from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. The bill is exactly like the House bill (HB 503) in content and sponsorship. The senate version is also sponsored by the chairman of the Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee, giving it a similar level of institutional support from within the Republican majority. Republicans hold a three to one advantage over Democrats in the legislature's upper chamber, so the bill could proceed without bipartisan support like the House bill as well.

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