Silver on the Primary Shift

Here’s Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s explanation for supporting a shift of the date of New York’s Presidential primaries from March 4 to a new February 5 date that seems to be all the rage:

It will “give our state the edge we need to lock in a candidate’s commitment to New York and enhance our ability to select the best presidential candidate for the state and nation.”

And a “February 5th primary will link us with other influential states that have demographic, as well as public-policy issues and needs similar to New York State’s.”

– Azi Paybarah