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On Friday, July 8, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) signed HB 6532 into law. The legislation moves back the Nutmeg state's presidential primary from the first Tuesday in February to the fourth Tuesday in April. Connecticut now officially joins Pennsylvania and Rhode Island on that April 24 date. Legislation has passed the legislatures in both Delaware and New York to bring those states' primaries in line with those in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. This five state regional primary (along with several other Democratic caucus states plus primaries in Maryland and Washington DC) makes the month of April on the 2012 presidential primary calendar much more crowded than it was in 2008.
Pennsylvania's primary was the only contest scheduled in April during the last presidential election cycle.