The date of Wisconsin's presidential primary has been in motion for the last five election cycles, moving between April and February. State Representative Fred Kessler (D-Milwaukee) says the earlier dates are drawing out the length of the presidential race, forcing candidates to run for up to two years.
Kessler plans to introduce legislation next session that would put Wisconsin's presidential primary back in April. He says such a move would prevent voters from getting tired of what should be an important political process.
The Milwaukee Democrat says the move could increase voter turnout by matching up the primary with other important state and local contests. He also believes it would save money, by limiting the number elections in the spring of presidential years.