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New Hampshire Considers Moving up Presidential Primary
Maine Public Broadcasting / New Hampshire Public Broadcasting ^ | September 30, 2011 | Dan Gorenstein

Posted on 09/30/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans in Florida today officially pushed their presidential primary up to January 31st of 2012, and other early-voting states, including New Hampshire, warn that they'll just move their own contests up. New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports.

To New Hampshire Republican Party Committeeman Steve Duprey, the calendar fight isn't about whether voters will cast ballots during the holiday season.

Iowa held its caucus on January 3rd back in 2008.

Duprey says his problem with Florida is that front-loading the primary impacts the entire GOP race.

"The net effect of Florida jumping means that it's really too late for any other candidate to get in. And at this point time is the most precious commodity. So I don't think Gov. Christie can consider it. I don't think Gov. Palin can consider it. And that's unfortunate."

Duprey says other states including Missouri, Minnesota and Arizona are considering plans to bump up their elections.


TOPICS: Florida; New Hampshire; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; cain; florida; gop; newhampshire; nh; palin
Which is probably why Florida was convinced to make the move, behind the scenes, by the Republican country clubbers. I can smell their fear all the way down here in Biloxi.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 2:53:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think Gov. Palin can consider it.

That's the whole idea, isn't it?

2 posted on 09/30/2011 3:00:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their goal may be to help the DNC-plant and carpetbagger
Milt Romney while trying to handicap the ONLY conservative
candidates.

Who would have thunk it?


3 posted on 09/30/2011 3:07:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deadline dates to file for primaries

FLORIDA: Oct 31, 2011
SOUTH CAROLINA: Nov 1, 2011
ILLINOIS: Dec 5, 2011
TEXAS: Dec 12, 2011
ALABAMA: Dec 14, 2011
PENNSYLVANIA: Feb 14, 2012
NEVADA: Mar 12, 2012
UTAH: Mar 13, 2012

Note that most caucus states like Iowa you can wait till the day before. So there is no reason to miss any of the caucus deadlines as they all start in 2012...even if Iowa is on Jan 3, you can pretty much wait until Jan 2.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 3:25:27 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I think one of the big challenges for some is
she is not following in anyone’s footsteps or
pattern.
History in the making is hard to see when it is happening :)


5 posted on 09/30/2011 3:27:38 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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1. This is not a surprise move by Florida. Moving the primary election date to January 31 has been well known for many months.

2. Florida moved up the primary in 2008 to the consternation of the RNC.

3. Any candidate (or potential candidate) with two clicking brain cells knew this was going to happen.

4. The RNC is punishing Florida again for making a difference in the GOP nominee process by eliminating 50% of delegate votes.

5. Florida is the state that said NO! to Mitt Romney and Rick Perry just six days ago. The Pubbie establishment are not happy campers.

6. Florida bucked the establishment last election cycle by electing a Governor with no prior political experience. This businessman has caused liberal heads to explode with his decisive and level headed governing.

6 posted on 09/30/2011 3:38:20 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("This Is Hermain Cain!" has moved up to #158 in Amazon books. Release date: Oct 4)
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As you may know, South Carolina has had one of the first primaries. But now we’ve got competition.

We’ve decided to have done with this once and for all. We will start holding our primary on the second Tuesday of November after the Presidential election.

This means South Carolina will hold our Presidential Primary for the 2016 election on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

There, done!


7 posted on 09/30/2011 3:39:26 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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Which is probably why Florida was convinced to make the move, behind the scenes, by the Republican country clubbers. I can smell their fear all the way down here in Biloxi.

The RNC is against this. They are threatening to cut Florida's allocation of delegates. I heard this directly from my state's RNC Committeeman.

8 posted on 09/30/2011 3:44:02 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Ya can’t win can ya. One word - revolution.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 4:19:56 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

It’s time to make the primaries all on the same day.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 4:52:33 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Florida GOP Sends Postcard to America http://twitpic.com/6t4ilb


11 posted on 09/30/2011 7:09:09 PM PDT by GlockLady (Ah Sarah! You make us heartless SOBs proud.)
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I heard some cranky guy from Iowa today was whining about having to get out and vote in the cold weather of early January. It's not fair!

All the more reason to have Florida casting the early primary votes. The heart of winter is our finest season.

12 posted on 09/30/2011 8:32:25 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("This Is Hermain Cain!" has moved up to #150 in Amazon books. Release date: Oct 4)
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To: Paleo Conservative

And if NH, SC etc jump forward to January I read they too lose delegates.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 11:14:05 PM PDT by SMGFan
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