SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES CHANGE IN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DATE

120px-Seal_of_New_Jersey_svgA plan to move the Presidential primary to the state’s regular primary date took another step forward on Thursday. The State Government Committee approved legislation that would make the change effective 2012. It is estimated that a change in date would save the state between $8 and $10 million per election. The state had moved its primary date up in order to become more influential in the primary process. The Assembly has already approved the measure; it now heads to the full Senate.

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