- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lawmakers in Ohio are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill to push back the swing state’s 2016 presidential primary election by a week.

The proposal before the Ohio House would move next year’s primary contest to March 15. It’s currently set for March 8, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the month.

Sponsoring Rep. Mike Dovilla, a Berea (buh-REE’-uh) Republican, says the date change would meet newly-set Republican National Committee rules that take delegates from states that hold their primaries too early.

Democrats on a House committee voted against the bill on Tuesday, contending that moving the primary to May 3 or after would allow their party also to maximize its delegates.

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