9 Western states consider coordinating their primariesThe...

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September 26, 1997

9 Western states consider coordinating their primaries

The West would gain more clout and presidential nomination fights would cost candidates less money if as many as nine sparsely populated states in the region held primaries on the same day, Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt suggested yesterday.

To give the region more political volume in 2000, the Republican and a group of fellow Western governors have convened a bipartisan task force to pick a date in the next presidential election that would make their states key players in the nomination process.

The states considering taking part are Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Arizona.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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