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Late Returns: This Day In Primary Calendar Shenanigans

Most of the drama over primary scheduling involves states that want to move their contests up on the calendar, which ends up ruffling the pretty feathers of the folks in Iowa and New Hampshire. But occasionally, you find people seeking to de…

Most of the drama over primary scheduling involves states that want to move their contests up on the calendar, which ends up ruffling the pretty feathers of the folks in Iowa and New Hampshire. But occasionally, you find people seeking to delay their primaries, and on Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported on this cunning plan that the Massachusetts Democrats had:

National Democratic leaders are asking state party officials to delay the Massachusetts presidential primary from March 6 until later in the spring, arguing in part that allowing the most Republican states to dominate the early voting would bolster the chances that a more conservative candidate will clinch the GOP nomination.

Democrats believe that the more conservative candidates would be polarizing in the national election and have less of a chance of defeating President Obama than a moderate Republican, such as Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts.

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