A Missouri lawmaker urges the Senate Elections Committee to give more time to general candidates
Wrap: St. Louis County Senator John Lamping would move the primary election date from August to June, giving voters a longer period of time to get to know the candidates.
Some lawmakers members expressed concern about how long incumbents would have to fundraise under the new bill.
|Description: "Most people I talk to are very tired of the election when it gets here in November. you're going to increase the time period that those general election are going to take place. Do you think they are going to get a little bit more frustrated with the candidates?"|
The Senate Elections Committee did not take any action on the bill.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Michael Doudna
Some Missouri Lawmakers expressed fears about a bill that would give general candidates a longer time to campaign.
Wrap:St. Louis County Republican Senator John Lamping defended his bill, which moves primary elections from August to June, in front of the Senate Elections Committee.
Democratic committee member Joseph Keaveny says to do this would only give him only three weeks to fundraise.
|Description: "The first thing that comes to mind, is a little bit of self preservation here. You know, we're tied up here from January to the middle of May"|