Breaking news: (nearly) a date for the Caucuses?

The Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee will meet this Sunday at 8 p.m.  IDP spokeswoman Carrie Giddins says they will indeed be discussing the scheduling of the Iowa Caucuses.

The Iowa Republican Party’s State Central Committee met earlier this month and settled on Thursday, January 3, 2008 as the date for the GOP’s precinct caucuses.  In conversations with Democratic party officials and those connected to or participating in the discussions, it appears highly likely Iowa Democrats will hold their precinct-level meetings on January 3 as well.

UPDATED:  Carrie Giddins, the IDP spokeswoman, confirms the recommendation from top party officials will be to hold the Democratic Party’s Caucuses on the same night as the Republicans.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Classes at Iowa don’t resume until January 14th. How much does a January 3rd caucus date hurt Obama? How much of the drive to change to an earlier date is driven by Hillary/Edwards?