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Primary Scramble
(2008-08-20)
(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Party leaders say they want to
regain control of the primary calendar and reduce the number of
superdelegates through a new commission.
They also want to review the caucus system, which presumed
nominee Barack Obama used so successfully this year. The commission
would work over the next year and make recommendations by January
2010.
Officials said Wednesday that the commission would be formed at
the party convention next week in Denver.
The Democrats' primary calendar was disrupted this year when
Florida and Michigan violated party rules by holding primaries
before Feb. 5. A goal of the new commission would be to establish a
calendar in which only a handful of states would be allowed to hold
nominating contests before March.
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