Michigan to Hold Primary Caucus
Hoping to give their primary voters a voice at the presidential nomination convention, the Michigan Democratic Party will soon announce plans to hold a caucus, The New Republic reported yesterday, citing a source with the Democratic National Committee. The DNC has barred Michigan’s delegates from participating at the convention after state leaders staged a January primary — rather than a later-planned caucus — in defiance of DNC rules.
From TNR’s The Plank blog:
“They want to play. They know how to do caucuses,” the DNC source said. “That was their plan all along, before they got cute with the primary.”
Still up in the air is the issue of who will pay for it. Liz Kerr, spokeswoman for the state party, said Thursday that the DNC has not offered to do so. “That’s still part of the negotiations,” she said.