Chairman Matt Strawn Responds to Florida’s Jan. 31 Primary Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    CONTACT: IOWA GOP

September 30, 2011                                                                                      515-282-8105

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn Responds to Florida’s January 31

 Primary Announcement

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Florida will hold its presidential primary on January 31, 2012.
 
“The arrogance shown by Florida’s elected leadership is disappointing, but not surprising. Equally troubling is to see this petulant behavior rewarded with our national convention. The consequences of Florida’s intransigence must be swift and severe, including the refusal by the RNC to credential or seat any member of Florida’s presidential primary date commission at the 2012 RNC convention in Tampa.
 
“Regarding the timing of the First in the Nation Iowa Caucuses, Iowa will remain first. Consistent with tradition, the final Iowa Caucus date will be announced once New Hampshire sets the date of its First in the Nation Primary.”

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