Feb. primary lures GOP of Michigan

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Republicans voted Saturday to hold their presidential primary next Feb. 5 but agreed they would move up the date if state Democrats go earlier. A dozen other states, including California, New York and New Jersey, have already moved their primaries or caucuses to Feb. 5. Still more states are considering such moves, setting the stage for what some are calling “Super-Duper Tuesday” just 22 days after the leadoff Iowa caucuses. “Our goal is to go February 5, but I have the option to go earlier, if needed,” Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis said after a state central committee meeting he says grew heated at times. The chairman added that moving earlier than Feb. 5 is not anyone’s first choice because Republican and Democratic rules would force the Michigan parties to give up half their delegates to their respective 2008 national conventions. last_img read more