Markowitz supports rotating regional primary

01/08/08 8:04AM

(Host) Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says the current front-loaded primary schedule is a dysfunctional way to choose a presidential nominee.

Instead, Markowitz says she strongly supports a system of rotating regional primaries:

(Markowitz) "It makes sense because in many places the media market is a regional market-it's no longer just a state market or one urban area and it would lower the cost of running those campaigns and really let the rest of the country have a turn at meeting those candidates first up and influencing you know what's a very important decision for the rest of the country."

(Host) That plan is backed by the National Association for Secretaries of State. Markowitz is a past president of that organization.

Vermont's primary will take place on March 4th.

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