Changing Wisconsin presidential primary up for vote

Changing Wisconsin presidential primary up for vote

By The Associated Press. CREATED Sep 13, 2011

MADISON- Wisconsin's presidential primary would move from late February to the first Tuesday in April under a bill to be voted on by the state Assembly.

The measure before the Assembly on Tuesday has already passed the Senate and is part of a move by the national Democratic and Republican parties to avoid front-loading state primaries.

Under the change, Wisconsin's primary next year would be April 3, the same day as the spring election.

Iowa is scheduled to hold its caucuses on Feb. 6, followed by the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 14, the Nevada caucus on Feb. 18, the South Carolina primary on Feb. 28 and Super Tuesday on March 6.

Wisconsin's primary will fall roughly in the middle of the pack.

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