News and Tribune

Columns

February 24, 2013

HOWEY: Moving up Indiana’s primary election

(Continued)

ANDERSON —

Former governor and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh agreed. “We ought to find a way to work together to make sure our voices are heard more often than every four decades,” Bayh said. 

Indiana Republican Chairman Eric Holcomb also wants the conversation, and called Indiana “a piece of the puzzle” as the Republican National Committee eyes the 2016 schedule when it meets in Los Angeles this spring.

“Changing Indiana's primary date will require input beyond our Statehouse leaders,” said Holcomb. “It's a delicate balance between a desire to have a larger voice in the national debate and ensuring we meet all the applicable rules put forth by the RNC.”

There will be an array of proposals, including regional primaries that could have, for instance, an Indiana primary the same day as Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Indiana reverted to form in 2012, with major candidates and the nominees swooping in to raise money.

But the key reasons are still voter participation and money. The exercise is good for our citizens and good for our economy. And Indiana is more like the rest of America than Iowa or New Hampshire.

Let's have this conversation and be prepared to legislate change in 2014.

— Brian Howey publishes at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Columns
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.