Friday, March 14, 2008

Is Piggy-Back Primary a Live Option for Michigan?

Could a second Michigan presidential primary be piggy-backed onto a scheduled May 6 Michigan election on education issues?

It appears from at least one news report that such an option is being seriously considered. The Associated Press, in a story carried in the Lansing State Journal, reported that option on Friday (March 14, 2008).

The date of the scheduled May 6 election probably would be moved to accommodate the primary. But it seems like piggy-backing on top of an already planned election would save the Democrats some money.

Neither the Detroit News nor the Detroit Free Press report the piggy-back option in their stories on negotiations regarding a do-over primary.

But all three stories suggest time is running short.

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