(FOX 9) - Minnesota will be joining Super Tuesday for the presidential primaries next year, according to leaders with the Republican Party of Minnesota and Minnesota DFL.
Minnesota would be the tenth state to join Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020. It joins Alabama, California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.
The Tuesdays early in the presidential primary season are called "Super Tuesday" due to the large amount of states that hold their primaries on those days.
Minneasota GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan released a statement saying all sides came to an agreement:
The Republican Party of Minnesota, Minnesota DFL and our legislative leaders came to a joint decision making March 3rd, 2020 as the date for Minnesota's Presidential Primary. Being a part of Super Tuesday, we look forward to the extra energy and enthusiasm this March Primary will bring for Minnesota voters.
Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to Minnesota’s move to Super Tuesday:
The DFL is excited for Minnesota’s move to a presidential primary that will take place on Super Tuesday. Not only will this allow us as a party to stay on course with our caucuses, State Convention and other party business, but this will also give Minnesota DFLers the ability to give early input on what could be a large slate of Democratic Party presidential candidates.