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Obama wants to revamp primary system



You know that little controversy that erupted over Florida's Jan. 29 Democratic presidential primary? Looks like national Democrats and the Barack Obama campaign are as determined as ever to discourage early primaries, and they're looking at regaining control of the primary calendar, reducing the importance of super delegates and tinkering with the caucus process. Story here.

"The goal of the commission will be to ensure that no primary or caucus is held prior to the first Tuesday in March of 2012, with the exception of the approved pre-window states, whose contests would be held during February 2012," Obama's campaign and the DNC said in a joint statement.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:08am]


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