wa–presidential primary

Gov. Inslee signs bill moving presidential primary to March

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is among a growing group of Democratic presidential contenders, has signed a measure moving the state's presidential primary from May to March.Inslee signed the bill Thursday, saying that it strengthens the state's role in the national process.

Legislature OKs moving presidential primary to March

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Legislature has passed a measure that would move the state's presidential primary from May to March.The bill, which passed the Senate in January, cleared the House on a 54-42 vote Monday. It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.The measure moves the primary to the second Tuesday in March, and each party, instead of the secretary of state, would determine which names are placed on the ballot representing the parties.

Senate Oks earlier Washington presidential primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a measure that would move the state's presidential primary from May to March.The bill passed on a 29-18 vote Wednesday, and now heads to the House for consideration.The measure would move the primary to the second Tuesday in March, and each party would determine which names are placed on the ballot representing the parties.