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
Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.