After being poked and prodded by the Mitt Romney campaign lawmakers in Nevada on Saturday agreed to move their GOP primary caucus from January 14 to February 4.
The announcement came after nearly half of the Republican candidate field threatened to boycott the state and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus showed up to sway Nevada Republicans into changing the date of the caucus.
Speaking about the issue GOP chairwoman Amy Tarkanian told the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“This has become a distraction,” and “It’s time to move forward. … We will be the good guys in the end. We don’t need to be New Hampshire’s pinata.”
Because of their compromise Nevada will get to keep their 29 RNC delegates and they will still be the first state in the West to hold a caucus following Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida
Early voting in various states has caused quite the distraction for the GOP as each state attempts to have their voice heard first. Officials in Iowa said they would hold their caucus “as early as necessary” to ensure they remain the first voice of political voting in the United States.
Do you believe that Nevada willingly changed their caucus schedule or did the power of their parties top ranking officials force their hand?