First on CNN: Florida zeroes in on primary date, threatening presidential calendar
Florida Gov. Rick Scott
September 28th, 2011
07:39 AM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Florida zeroes in on primary date, threatening presidential calendar

Washington (CNN) - Florida is expected to hold its presidential primary to the last day in January 2012, a move likely to throw the carefully arranged Republican nominating calendar into disarray and jumpstart the nominating process a month earlier than party leaders had hoped.

Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon told CNN on Tuesday that a state commission exploring potential primary dates is likely to choose January 31 to hold the nominating contest.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    RNC Chairman Priebus warned that the punishment for this action would be half of Florida's delegates would be revoked at the Republican Convention. Let's see if the RNC actually follows through on the threat.

    This entire drama is a textbook example of how trustworthy some Republicans can be, and how unreliable the entire party has become as a whole. Simply put, you cannot trust Republicans to honor spoken and written agreements, to keep their word, and you can expect them to always make the selfish "stop me if you can" move.

    September 28, 2011 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  2. Marie MD

    Leave it up to Florida to muck up the elections again. After 2000 we know people in Florida are idiots!!
    I doubt we wil move back to my home state after retiring!!

    September 28, 2011 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  3. diridi

    These old idiots of free pass Florida needs to remember, if GOP is in, they abolish Social Security, and Medicare....watch out these animals....They secede state from Union too....who knows...

    September 28, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |