Michigan May Soon Be Major Primary Player In Presidential Election
Reports are saying that Michigan will move up its Democratic primary to replace Iowa as the early nominating state.
If Approved, Michigan Will Be A Power Player In National Politics
Jonathon Martin of the New York Times tweeted Thursday that the Democratic National Committee will soon approve a plan to allow Michigan to move up its Presidential Primary to the second Tuesday in February, a month earlier than currently scheduled.
The State Senate voted to move the date on Tuesday, and most Democrats are welcoming the change.
“It’s something that people have been pushing for for a long time. I think it’d be great for our state. I think we’d be a great fit,” Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., told NBC News on Thursday.
The Iowa Caucuses Have Long Been The Opening Salvo In Presidential Primaries
But Democratic officials have been talking about a change for awhile.
Martin first reported that it looks like Michigan will be the first primary in 2024, in a New York Times piece that was published way back in June, he mentioned that current President Joe Biden desired a change in the primary schedule.
The president has made clear he wants a primary calendar that better reflects the party’s racial diversity, all but assuring the demise of first-in-the-nation status for the Iowa, which was hostile to Mr. Biden in his last two presidential bids. Senior Democrats are considering moving up Michigan, a critical general election state where the president has a number of allies in labor and elected office.
Martin then tweeted Thursday, that the DNC will consider the move in meeting this weekend, December 3-4.
Which immediately started the Twittersphere off on a tangent about Presidential hopefuls doing a crash course on all things Michigan, particularly, this aptly names account @VernorsHerzog: