Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wisconsin Assembly Concurs with Senate on April Presidential Primary Bill

The Wisconsin state Assembly today passed SB 115 by a vote of 65-32 with Democrats making up all of the nay votes. Five Democrats joined the 60 member Republican majority and the lone independent in support of the Senate-passed bill to move the Badger state presidential primary from the third Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in April. The Assembly concurrence on the Senate measure clears the way for legislation to be enrolled and sent to Governor Scott Walker (R) for his consideration.

That would move the Wisconsin primary to April 3 for the 2012 cycle, placing the contest on the same date as the primaries in Maryland and Washington, DC in the middle of the calendar.

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