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Thu July 7, 2011
Michigan GOP: Primary or caucus?
Republicans in the state are debating whether they'll use a primary or caucus system to choose their GOP candidate for the 2012 presidential election, the Associated Press reports. From the AP:
The state GOP's Policy Committee plans to recommend its choice next week. The full GOP state committee is scheduled to make a final decision in mid-August.
Republican National Committee member Saul Anuzis says he thinks a primary would encourage the largest voter turnout and most visits by the candidates.
Others want a caucus, saying it will keep Democrats from interfering and give grass-roots activists more clout.
The primary is scheduled by law for next Feb. 28, but lawmakers could change the date. Michigan held its 2008 presidential primary in mid-January.
Michigan Democrats plan to choose their favorite at a May 5 caucus since President Barack Obama is the near-certain nominee.