In the shuffle coming up on this springs primary season…..
Several states have made noise about moving their primaries up…..
Add Georgia to the list…..
The 2012 primary calendar was designed in large part to prevent a 2008-style race to the front of the line, where a whole crush of states move their primaries early in the year to maximize their impact on the process. That’s why the RNC wants Florida to move its primary from Jan. 31 to after March 6, the first rule-sanctioned date when Florida could vote.
And as Georgia’s secretary of state showed today, there’s still the possibility of a calendar stampede if Florida gets to bend the rules:
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[Secretary of State Brian] Kemp now has the power to name the date for Georgia’s presidential primary. He said he’s keeping a close eye on the South Carolina situation. If the Palmetto State gives up the honor of hosting the first deep South primary, Kemp would considering pushing Georgia into that spot…..