Sen. Alan Dixon, D-Ill., has introduced legislation to create five regional presidential primaries. His proposed groupings would be the Northeast plus Puerto Rico, the Great Lakes states, the Midwest, the Southeast and the Virgin Islands, and the West including Guam. There would be primaries for each party beginning on the second Tuesday in March of a presidential election year and continuing, one each month, through July. The Federal Election Commission would determine the order by drawing lots 70 days before the first round. Dixon said that since the first primary would be chosen at random, each region would get a fair chance to be in the spotlight on the early events.