RALEIGH (AP) -- With a native son on the presidential ballot again, North Carolina lawmakers are considering whether to move the presidential primary to earlier in the year or scrap it for party caucuses.
A Senate committee today discussed a bill that would move North Carolina's presidential primary from May to early February, though they took no action.
The measure was proposed by Davie County Republican Senator Andrew Brock. He says he's concerned that North Carolina has little say in the national race because it's usually decided by the time the state's primaries are held.
North Carolina's last presidential year primaries were delayed until July by a court fight over redistricting. The Democrats held caucuses to choose candidates, but by that time North Carolina Senator John Edwards had been eliminated from the race.