Friday Happy Hour Wrap Up 5/5/23
2024 Calendar and Rule Activity to End the Work Week -- Calendar Update, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Wisconsin
As the work week wraps up, there are a few loose ends to tie up. But first, looking back on the week, it was a blur of activity. Iowa Democrats revealed a revamped delegate selection (and allocation!) process at nearly the same time that the General Assembly in the Hawkeye state was passing legislation in an attempt to further protect the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger set the date of the presidential primary in the Peach state. And legislative sessions drew to a close in a number of states, likely ending the paths toward establishing state-run primaries or moving them.
And that is a flurry of activity that is interestingly placed on the calendar. One thing I noticed in putting together the On this date… section of Invisible Primary: Visible at FHQ this week was just how many candidates both announced runs and ended them during this week in cycles past. That means that as the invisible primary continues in 2023, the whole process is potentially within a year of reaching its conclusion, setting the stage for the 2024 general election. The flurries of activity will continue.
Perspective, right? With that in hand, here are some things to make note of heading into the weekend.
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