(CNN) - The state of Georgia will hold its GOP presidential primary March 6, 2012 on Super Tuesday. The decision keeps the original date of the state's primary intact.
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.FULL STORY
Denver (CNN) - Colorado Republican leaders will vote Saturday on a measure that would move the state's non-binding presidential caucus to early February, immediately after the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus.
Colorado has a primary in June for statewide candidates. Delegates to the national conventions are chosen by the parties in a process similar to a statewide convention.
(CNN) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't be holding the state's presidential primary in January, Brewer's spokesman told CNN.
Despite Republican National Committee rules, Brewer had been threatening to move the primary to Jan. 31, ahead of the already scheduled start of the caucus and primary season on Feb. 6 in Iowa.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – With the stroke of a pen this weekend, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer could single-handedly blow up the carefully laid-out Republican presidential primary calendar.
Saturday is the deadline for Brewer to decide whether to move Arizona's 2012 primary up to January 31 in an effort to give her state greater influence in the GOP presidential race. The primary is currently slated for Feb. 28.
(CNN) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson sought to lower expectations Tuesday as New Hampshire primary voters headed to the polls.
Just a few days after he told reporters he was looking for a third-place finish in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, the New Mexico governor told CNN’s Heidi Collins that “a respectable fourth” would also be a kind of victory for his underdog campaign. No matter where he finishes, Richardson is looking forward to Nevada’s caucuses, and to a number of western states that hold their primaries on February 5.
Watch Richardson discuss his rivals for the Democratic nomination, why he does not engage in negative campaigning, and whether he’s interested in being a vice presidential candidate.
–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Caucus-goers in Iowa soon will cast the first - and perhaps the most influential - votes in the 2008 presidential race. In this report, Carol Costello looks at whether the small state has too much influence in the presidential election process.
(CNN) - On the eve of Christmas, most Americans are spending time with their friends and families. But, residents of Iowa have been inundated with phone calls, direct mail, and television ads relating to the tight presidential race.
Dana Bash reports from Newton, Iowa about how one family is coping with the flood of materials intended to influence them before Iowa's January 3 caucuses.
(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee continues to try to rein in the chaotic 2008 primary calendar.
Over the weekend, the DNC announced that it will strip the Michigan Democratic Party of all of its delegates to the 2008 nominating convention if Michigan Democrats hold their primary on January 15 as planned.
In Monday's Race to '08 podcast, CNN's Bob Costantini chats with Linda Chavez-Thompson, one of the DNC's Vice-Chairs, about the primary calendar and how the Democratic Party has responded to the primary dates sets by Michigan and Florida.
VIENNA, Virginia (CNN) – The presidential primary calendar was finalized Saturday, after months of uncertainty and just 33 days before the first votes are cast in Iowa.
The Democratic National Committee approved requests by Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to reschedule their nominating contests to earlier dates in January, while denying Michigan the right to hold its primary January 15. Michigan Democratic leaders vowed to move forward with the primary, even though none of its delegates will count towards the nominating convention and several Democratic contenders will not appear on the state ballot.
The votes by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee were the final dominos to drop in what has been a contentious battle pitting state political parties against national party leaders over control of the presidential nominating calendar. Traditionally, Iowa and New Hampshire have held the first caucuses and primary in the race for the White House. But Democrats and Republicans in others states tried to deemphasize the influence of Iowa and New Hampshire in the 2008 election at the same time elevating their own states into more prominent positions. State Republicans were successful, while efforts by their Democratic counterparts failed.
The DNC invoked a death penalty on any renegade Democratic state party that violated its rules by holding a nominating contest before February 5. The Republican National Committee, too, imposed sanctions on GOP state parties that held contests before February 5, but the penalties amounted to the loss of only half of the state’s delegates.