Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nevada Pushes Back Republican Caucus

Posted By on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM

With Nevada shifting its GOP caucus to Saturday, Feb. 4, the path to the Republican presidential nomination is now a bit clearer.

First of all, there will be no primary or caucus voting before Christmas, despite some fears that a game of calendar leap-frog among states to see who would be first in the nation would push balloting to December. Nevada had initially insisted on hosting its contest in January, which may have forced New Hampshire to move its primary even earlier. Threats of boycots from campaigns followed.

But on Saturday, Nevada Republicans decided to hold their caucus in February. It will still be the West's first stop in the race for the White House, and it will be the fifth contest overall, following Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. Iowa kicks things off on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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