The upcoming so-called SEC primary could help bring more attention to Georgia, state Secretary of State Brian Kemp said.
Speaking at the recent Effingham Day at the Capitol event, Kemp said he has been working on the idea for two years. As a result, Georgia, along with Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, will hold presidential preference primaries March 1. Other states holding their primaries that day include Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont.
Kemp came up with the strategy to have several Southeastern states to hold their primaries simultaneously to bring more attention to their states and in particular Georgia.
“In years past, as a legislator and as secretary of state, I was really frustrated that it seemed like Georgia was overlooked,” he said. “So when we went to vote, it didn’t matter, or if we did go early, it would be the same day as a big state like New York or California.”
via Effingham Herald.