Argument: Republican control of Michigan legislature makes Democratic primary re-vote unlikely

Issue Report: Michigan and Florida delegates in 2008 US elections


  • Senator Barack Obama in February 2007 – “My understanding is that the full primary is just not realistic,” he says. “It’s not on the table because neither state wants to pay for it and there are all sorts of problems. In Michigan, for example, the Republicans control the [legislature] and they would have no reason to agree …”[1]