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1 Rotating Regional Primaries Proposal Presented to the National Governors’ Association by Presented to the National Governors’ Association by Hon. Dan A. Gwadosky Secretary of State State of Maine Hon. Ron Thornburgh Secretary of State State of Kansas

2 An Overview The Evolution of Presidential PrimariesThe Evolution of Presidential Primaries GrowthGrowth MediaMedia Economic ConsiderationsEconomic Considerations Front LoadingFront Loading

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8 Source: Republican National Committee and USA TODAY

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10 Source: Democratic National Committee and USA TODAY

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12 Impact of Front Loading Deprives citizens the opportunity to play any real role in the nomination processDeprives citizens the opportunity to play any real role in the nomination process Deprives regions of their ability to effectively communicate their unique concerns to future presidents and the nationDeprives regions of their ability to effectively communicate their unique concerns to future presidents and the nation Limits political parties in their ability to distinguish their candidates’ ideologyLimits political parties in their ability to distinguish their candidates’ ideology Destroys the American dream that anyone can grow up to become president $$$$$Destroys the American dream that anyone can grow up to become president $$$$$

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14 NASS Solution Establish a Regional Rotating Primary System Establish a Regional Rotating Primary System

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