Instead of the second Tuesday in March, it would be the first Tuesday in February, or a week after New Hampshire’s, whichever comes first.
Supporters say the move would let Florida have more of a say in presidential nominees, but they also worry the party will punish the move by shrinking the size of the convention delegation.
"If the point of this is to increase the volume of presidential candidates campaigning here and if the delegations are reduced significantly then we’re concerned that perhaps they won’t campaign here which is exactly the opposite of what we want," said Mark Bubriski with the Florida Democratic Party.
The bill still has to go before the full House for a vote when the legislative session begins next month.
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