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Michigan House Likely To Vote On GOP Primary This Week

The state House is supposed to vote before the end of the week on legislation to hold Michigan’s Republican presidential primary in March of next year.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports.

Republicans are still trying to decide which date will give Michigan the most influence in choosing the Republican nominee while still complying with national party rules.

Representative Lisa Lyons chairs the House Elections Committee. She says that’s tough to gauge. 

       “There’s a lot of uncertainty in what other states are doing, aren’t going to do, may do,” she says.

A March 15th date could put Michigan into a Midwest regional primary designed to lure candidates with the prospect of a big delegate haul.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public radio listener.
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