NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A new bill in Tennessee would make the state the first to hold a presidential primary.
Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change Tuesday.
They argue that the Volunteer State has a more diverse voter base than Iowa and New Hampshire - the first two states to kick off the presidential primary season every four years.
According to the legislation, Tennessee's primary would become the first in the nation, moving from March 3 to Jan. 2.
It's unclear how far it will get in the Republican-dominated legislature, however.
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