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February 08, 2015

Open Thread: Primarily Primaries [Y-not]

A few weeks ago I put up the current 2016 primary map from Frontloading HQ. Since then New Mexico has moved to hold its primaries in March instead of June, resulting in this revised map:


(Click through for the interactive map for details about the current status of each state's primaries.)

Over at Hot Air, Jazz Shaw reports that Georgia is making noises about moving its primary, with the likelihood of a "Southern Super Primary" emerging in early March:

It was announced well over a year ago that the RNC was tired of the circular firing squad taking place each presidential election cycle where the various states fought each other over the primary schedule. As such, they moved to put new rules in place to establish some order this time around. But that doesn't mean that the states still won't be jockeying for position and looking to expand their influence under this new set of marching orders. Georgia's Secretary of State is cooking up a plan to bring his state to the forefront of the nominee selection process, and a bunch of other southern states may be joining in.

In addition to this potential "Southern Super Tuesday," Frontloading HQ reports that there's a possibility of a Western Regional Primary on the third Tuesday of March.

Could it be that the GOP has smartened up a bit? Many of us wanted to explore the possibility of regional primaries to try to counter the excessive power of those few early states. There seems to be some indication that we're moving toward that primary model.


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