Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a proposal that cleared a major hurdle Friday at a Democratic National Committee meeting here in the nation’s capital.
The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary and be required to do so no later than June 14.
Dayton, Ohio (CNN) - Chris Christie called it "the dumbest idea anybody ever had."
Mitch Daniels has criticized it.FULL STORY
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The New Hampshire secretary of state will end a month of tense speculation and maneuvering Wednesday when he announces the date for the state's primary.
Bill Gardner plans to announce the first-in-the-nation primary date at 11 a.m. Wednesday in his office at the state house in Concord.
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - The New Hampshire secretary of state will end a month of tense speculation and maneuvering next week when he announces the date for the state's primary.
Bill Gardner plans to announce the first-in-the-nation primary date after the filing period for candidates is over. The filing period ends Friday.
Washington (CNN) - With the battle between Nevada and New Hampshire over primary and caucus dates apparently settled, and the calendar nearly set in stone, the question is which GOP presidential candidate or candidates benefit from the accelerated start of voting.
New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner could announce as early as this week the date of the Granite State's 'first in the nation' primary. Gardner's expected to hold his state's contest on January 10, now that Nevada Republicans announced on Saturday that they would push back the date of their caucuses to February 4.
Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told the Nevada Republican Party Thursday he supported some state activists' efforts to move its caucus date to Feb. 4th - a change that would end a bitter clash between Nevada and New Hampshire over nominating calendar dates.
In a letter to the chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, Amy Tarkanian, the RNC chairman said a February caucus would still give the state a prominent place in the nomination calendar, would avoid any sanctions imposed by the party for scheduling a contest too early and said the later date would be in the best interest of the party and the nation.
(CNN) - Nevada might move its caucus date when state Republican leaders meet Saturday, potentially ending a bitter showdown with New Hampshire that threatens to create chaos in the primary calendar.
The Nevada Republican Party's executive committee will consider moving the state caucus from the currently scheduled January 14 to February 4, a Saturday, two Republican sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
(CNN) - More jostling may be in store ahead of the 2012 primary season.
Three days after telling CNN's TJ Holmes that Nevada's January 14 caucus date was firm despite boycott threats, state GOP chairwoman Amy Tarkanian appeared to hedge, if only just a bit.FULL STORY
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The largest newspaper in the nation's first primary state has a message for presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "New Hampshire is watching."
The New Hampshire Union Leader published an editorial Tuesday chiding Romney for continuing to campaign in Nevada while several of his GOP opponents boycott events in that state.
Las Vegas (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Friday he was skipping next week's CNN/Western Republican Presidential Debate out of deference to New Hampshire, which is locked in a political scheduling fight with Nevada.
Huntsman will instead hold a campaign event Tuesday morning in New Hampshire, while his seven rivals for the GOP presidential nomination prepare to face off in the debate in Las Vegas. The Western Republican Leadership Conference and CNN are co-sponsoring the event.FULL STORY