This just in from the MIRS News Service in Michigan and MSNBC:
Senate Democrats emerged from a closed-door caucus this morning and proclaimed that a fledging idea floated by top Michigan Democrats to create a special June 3 primary election is all but dead.
“The votes aren’t there to do it,” said Sen. Buzz THOMAS (D-Detroit), the co-chair of the Barack OBAMA campaign in Michigan
Sen. Gretchen WHITMER, a supporter of Hillary CLINTON, also conceded the chances of a June 3 redo of the Democratic presidential primary were slim. She stopped short of declaring it dead, saying instead that it was “on life support” and in need of CPR.
The Legislature would need to approve a bill by a two-third vote to put in place a June 3 special primary that would replace the results of the Jan. 15 presidential primary, which the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is not recognizing because the early date violated national party rules.
I had the privilege of attending U.S. Representative Dave Camp’s (R-4th District) re-election campaign kick-off yesterday, and was able to speak with State Representative Bill Caul (R-99th District).
He told me that he “would not stand in the way” of a re-vote as long as the state didn’t pay for it and that no other bills were attached.
I then asked if he knew how the Democrats were planning on voting, and he told me he did not know.
So, it appears that the idea IS dead.
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