Secretary of State Bill Gardner chooses expected date, and says NH tradition lives on.
NH law requires its primary be held at least a week before any similar election. When Nevada tried to schedule its caucus in mid-January, NH threatened to hold the primary in December. Under pressure from national republicans and facing a boycott from some candidates, Nevada backed off, giving NH’s secretary of state Bill Gardner the window he sought.
"The tradition of NH presidential primary lives on and it will be held on the second Tuesday, the 10th day of next year 2012.
Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 11:45 am
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Nevada is bowing to pressure from national party leaders by moving its caucus from January 14th to February 4th. Before the date change, NH was threatening to hold its 2012 presidential primary in December of this year. Steve Duprey, a NH delegate to the RNC, says getting Nevada officials to push back the caucus wasn’t easy.
"It was extensive discussion that allowed us to get there and Rience Priebus the national chairman was very involved – and that’s a great result."
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