Wednesday, April 6, 2011
House Minority Leader’s Statement on Plan to Change Date of Massachusetts Presidential Primary
BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement today in opposition of the proposed plan to change the date of the presidential primary in Massachusetts.
I am disappointed to learn that the national Democratic Party is attempting to pressure local Democratic officials to move the date of the presidential primary in Massachusetts. The last time a similar attempt was made to change the rules to an election law was in 2009 and that set the stage for Scott Brown’s victory. Any call to change the rules in the middle of the game for political advantage is not the right course of action. If the Democratic Party is interested in pursuing this rule change, the proper time to address this is in anticipation of the 2016 election cycle.