The Washington Post and the Associated Press are reporting today that the Republican National Committee is in sync with the Democratic National Committee when it comes to the schedule for the 2012 Presidential Primaries.
The Republican National Committee adopted a new schedule for the 2012 presidential primaries Friday, agreeing to a plan worked out in concert with Democrats and designed to delay the start of the campaign season…
Under the new schedule, no state would hold a primary or caucus before the first Tuesday in February 2012, in attempt to avoid a repetition of 2008, when the Iowa caucuses were held Jan. 3.
Iowa and New Hampshire would retain their status as the nation’s first contests, held in February, joined by South Carolina and Nevada. (My bold)
Other contests would generally be held in April or later, although states would have the option of holding votes in March, provided convention delegates chosen at those elections were awarded to candidates in proportion to the percentage of the vote they received, rather than in a winner-take-all system.
Read the full article here at PostPolitics at WashingtonPost.com.