Alabama joins the SEC Primary
Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill announced this afternoon that Alabama will join with five other Southern states next year for the first ever “SEC Presidential Primary.” Merrill says the combined primary gets its name from the Southeastern Conference, which dominates college sports – and he would like to see these states dominate the selection process for the next president of the United States. The bill changing the primary date will be signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley tomorrow, and it officially makes the first Tuesday in March the date of the presidential primary. Next year, that will be March the First. Joining Alabama in the primary will be Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.