Georgia to Play Bigger Role in Presidential Primary?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the continuing uncertainty in the Republican primary race could mean that Georgia gets to play a bigger role in selecting the party nominee than originally expected.

As the state with the most delegates at stake in the March 6 Super Tuesday contests, Kemp says it's likely Georgia will be the focus of the candidates and election watchers on that day.

The state in the fall considered moving its primary up prior to Super Tuesday to have more influence, but ultimately decided against violating Republican National Committee wishes. If Georgia had moved its primary up, party rules say it would have been stripped of half its Republican delegates.

Kemp says having all 76 of its delegates makes Georgia an important prize for candidates.

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