Some Senate Republicans tried and failed Monday night to swap out the bill to move the primary from February to March with one that would have replaced it with caucuses. Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller (R, Willard) has filed a new bill in the House that would do the same thing.
“If we have a primary election vote, it’ll essentially be a well-funded, taxpayer-funded straw poll," Schoeller said. "It will mean nothing when our delegates go to the national convention."
Schoeller says both national parties have warned Missouri that it could lose up to half its delegates if the primary date isn’t moved.
Schoeller's bill is HB10.