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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:42pm

Ga. Secretary Of State Kemp Pushes For Southeast Presidential Primary

If Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp gets his way, voters in states in the southeast will cast ballots on the same day during the next Presidential Primary in 2016.

Kemp says having a southeast primary would help Georgia and other southern states have more influence in the election process.

"You know, there's been many years where we've voted in Georgia and the nominee was already decided or everybody kind of already knew they were decided,” he noted. “If (we’ve) got a bunch of southern states going, those candidates are going to come here, our citizens are going to be able to meet them.”

Kemp points out that other states like Tennessee and Mississippi have agreed to hold their primaries on March 1, 2016.

He says he has reached out to his counterparts in Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama about the notion too.

You can hear more of our conversation with Brian Kemp on Political Rewind, Friday at 3 p.m. on GPB Radio or visit Political Rewind online.