TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey's presidential primary will nolonger be a winter affair.
Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is taking over for Gov. ChristieMonday while he is out of town politicking, plans to sign a bill onMonday to move the primary election to June next year.
The primary was moved to February six years ago in an attempt toraise the state's influence in presidential politics. But in 2012,Republicans and Democrats plan to penalize states that vote beforeMarch 1.
Estimates show that holding the presidential primary on the sameday as the regular primary for state offices will save $8 millionto $12 million.