Republicans talk about moving primary date

Republicans talk about moving primary date

Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says lawmakers are looking at moving the 2020 presidential primary to improve the chances for conservative Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.

Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday that moving the primary date was among many things GOP senators discussed taking up in a lame duck session before Democrat Tony Evers takes over.

The presidential primary is expected to have large Democratic turnout. Fitzgerald says that’s why moving it to a day different from when Kelly is up for election would help Kelly.

He says much of the other changes being discussed are “real inside baseball legislative kind of stuff.”

The lame duck session could convene as soon as next week. Assembly Republicans also met privately Tuesday.

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