Florida’s 2012 Presidential Primary Fight

Florida’s primary is currently scheduled for late January (Jan. 31, 2012), in violation of party rules that stipulate no state can hold a presidential nominating contest before March other than Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

Florida GOP leaders say they won’t budge, even as some national party leaders and officials from other states say Florida should be sanctioned or that Tampa should lose the convention as a consequence.

“If the RNC thinks the way to win Florida is to sanction the most important swing state in the country, then good luck to them,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said.

Read more at Politico



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