Sen. Raye Submits Bill for Maine POTUS Primaries by 2016
Bill would move Maine away from caucuses toward presidential primary
By Eric Russell, BDN Staff
Posted March 15, 2012
AUGUSTA, Maine — ...bill ... submitted to the Legislature to shift Maine from a presidential caucus state to a presidential primary state by 2016.
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“I think for many people the caucuses this year crystallized support for a presidential primary,” the bill’s sponsor, Senate President Kevin Raye, R-Perry, said .... ... I believe it encourages wider participation of Maine voters and ... increases the likelihood of Maine being considered relevant in the process.”