Iowa First? Florida update

As you may recall Florida was one of the states which moved its primary up in 2008.  In the spring of 2007, the Republican-led Florida legislature voted to set the date of January 29, 2008 for that state’s primary.  This violated party rules which premitted only Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina to hold voting before February 5, 2008. 

Fast-forward through a lot of history: the ultimate result was Iowa’s Caucuses were held in January 3, 2008. 

The new chairman of the Republican National Committee is in Florida today and he’s urged that state’s legislature to refrain from trying to move the state’s primary ahead in 2012.

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


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