- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A Republican National Committee member is trying to resolve a flap between North Carolina, South Carolina and the RNC over the date of North Carolina’s presidential primary.

State Rep. David Lewis of Dunn filed a bill Wednesday to set next year’s primary for March 1. A state law passed in 2013 would put the primary in February.

National Republicans have threatened states with losing lots of delegates to next year’s Republican National Convention if they put their primaries in February, interfering with primary contests in four states exempted from party rules. Those four include South Carolina.

One key state Senate Republican interviewed recently didn’t sound too interested in pushing back the North Carolina presidential primary, which in recent previous cycles was held in May.


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