"[HB 410] just passed the House. Now heads to the Senate."Indeed. The bill that would move the Utah presidential primary ahead of New Hampshire -- or at least seeks to -- passed the state House by a 58-14 vote and now heads to the Senate.
- The state Senate now has between now and Thursday's sine die day (adjourning the legislative session) to act on the bill.
- The Republican Party has a supermajority in the Utah state House. However, the dissension on this bill was not partisan in nature. All nineteen Democrats voted in favor of the legislation. All fourteen dissenting votes were from Republicans.
- Reminder: New Hampshire Secretary of State Gardner's batting average against potential first in the nation rivals since 1976 is 1.000.