Alabama: state set to move presidential primary to February
The Birmingham News reports: Alabama voters would pick their presidential primary favorites on Feb. 5 instead of June 3 in 2008 under a bill poised to pass the Legislature on Monday.
Alabamians with an earlier primary could help decide the Democratic and Republican nominees, said Gov. Bob Riley and other supporters.
Alabamians have been shut out of the selection process in recent elections, they said, because voters in states with earlier primaries and caucuses had already chosen the party nominees before Alabamians voted in June. -- Bill would set earlier presidential primary