Dem-Controlled Michigan Senate Changes ’24 Presidential Primary Date

The Democrat-controlled Michigan Senate approved a measure Thursday to move its presidential primary to the fourth Tuesday in February instead of the second Tuesday in March.

The legislation, approved by a 20-18 vote along party lines, was prompted by the Democratic National Committee’s decision to revisit its presidential primary calendar under a recommendation by President Joe Biden. In December, the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee adopted a new calendar for 2024 that would put South Carolina first, followed by Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and Michigan.

Traditionally, Iowa’s caucuses kicked off the hoopla, followed by New Hampshire, which has held the nation’s first primary since 1920. The full Democratic National Committee is set to vote on the committee’s proposal next month.

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