Wisconsin presidential primary moves to April

CREATED Sep 30, 2011

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed the bill that moves Wisconsin's presidential primary from late February to the first Tuesday in April.
  
Wisconsin's primary next year will be April 3, the same day as the spring election.
  
It's part of a move by the national Democratic and Republican parties to avoid front-loading state primaries.
  
Florida officials also decided Friday to move their presidential primary to Jan. 31, which is expected to prompt other states to move up their primary and caucus dates.
  
Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie had no comment on Florida's move Friday.
  
Currently, Iowa is scheduled to hold its caucuses Feb. 6, followed by the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 14, the Nevada caucus on Feb. 18, the South Carolina primary on Feb. 28 and Super Tuesday March 6.
  
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