(CNN) – Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signaled Thursday he is open to moving the Nevada caucuses after the other early nominating contests, following pressure from national Republicans.
The Silver State caucuses are currently scheduled for Jan. 14, but Sandoval, the top Republican in the state, said Thursday he would not characterize moving the events to Feb. 4 as "caving."
"I don't call it caving when you're trying to work for the good of all," Sandoval told the Las Vegas Sun.
His comments come before Saturday's meeting of the Nevada Republican Party's executive committee, when the date change is set to be addressed.
Nevada moved its caucuses from February to January earlier this month after Florida moved their contests from March to January, a change in violation of Republican National Committee regulations.
New Hampshire officials have pushed back on the changes, adamant they maintain their "first-in-the-nation" primary status, which would be difficult with the new date changes given that state law requires no other state hold its primary or caucuses within seven days of the New Hampshire primary.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was in New Hampshire earlier this week negotiating with party officials. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner said the state may be forced to hold its primary as early as Dec. 6 if Nevada does not change its date.
Meanwhile Nevada GOP Chairman Amy Tarkaninan, who was previously defiant about the date of her state's caucuses, said Tuesday Nevada's "perspective" may change with more information. Tarkanian's comments came just a few hours after she met with Priebus in Las Vegas, minutes before CNN's Western Republican presidential debate.
Sandoval, who has endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president, told the Sun he hopes the states can "reach a resolution that's mutually beneficial to all the candidates, the state of Nevada and the Republican Party."
"It's not about my gut," he said. "It's about what is best for the party."
– CNN's Paul Steinhauser, Rachel Streitfeld and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.