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October 18, 2011


Iowa Caucuses Set for January 3

Iowa Republicans, instead of waiting until they know exactly what date New Hampshire will pick, voted to rein in the calendar chaos by locking in Janurary 3 as the date for the Republican caucuses, the Des Moines Register reports.

With Iowa's date now set, a good date for New Hampshire would be January 10 -- a week later. But New Hampshire's Secretary of State has rejected that date as long as Nevada's caucus date remains January 14.

"The ideal is to have at least a week between votes to give residents of the next state time to examine the winners, and to give the candidates the biggest bang for their victory. Anything less doesn't give candidates, especially those who are lesser known or less monied, time to break through with their message, to raise money and to create commercials to help them capitalize on their success."












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