Bill Barrow of the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) on
WednesdayTuesday, June 2928, signed into law a bill moving the Pelican state presidential primary from February to March. HB 509 passed its last legislative test passing the state Senate on June 20. The bill shifts the Louisiana presidential primary from the second or third Saturday in February to the third Saturday after the first Tuesday in March.
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The new date will find Louisiana in its own niche between the Illinois primary on March 20 and the Maryland and Washington, DC primaries on April 3.