Giving Texans a Bigger Say at the Polls

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A Texas Senate panel has approved a proposal to move the primary election up to February in 2008.

The measure now goes to the full Senate, where it's believed to have the votes needed for passage.

Democrats and Republicans have endorsed the plan, which has been approved by the House, to give Texans a bigger role earlier in choosing presidential nominees.

It would move the Texas primary from the first Tuesday of March up to February fifth of next year.