NV GOP moves presidential caucuses ahead of Fla.
Oct 2, 8:20 PM (ET)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Republicans have decided to move up their presidential caucuses to stay ahead of Florida's newly scheduled Jan. 31 primary, a move that will cost the state party half of its delegates to the GOP's national convention.
Executive board members voted Saturday night in a special telephone conference meeting to hold the caucuses sometime in January instead of February, saying it was worth the price to have more influence on the nomination as an early voting state.
<..> Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina are the only states allowed to go before March 6 under Republican and Democratic party rules.
Florida's move thwarts efforts by both major political parties to delay presidential primaries and caucuses. Their aim has been to avoid a repeat of the 2008 scenario, when states jumped ahead of each other at that time in attempts to increase their influence in the process.
What a circus. Who's on first?