Well, Florida decided on January 31, 2012 for their Presidential Primary election in violation of Republican National Committee rules and hence moves South Carolina.
South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary will be held on Jan. 21 of next year, two GOP sources tell CNN.
South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly will formally announce the date later this morning.
The move is designed to put space between South Carolina and Florida, which bucked national Republican Party rules last week and decided to hold their primary on Jan. 31.
The updated calendar is likely to push the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary even earlier into January as they seek to protect their role as the two leadoff contests in the presidential nominating process.
Nevada has already decided to move its GOP primary caucuses from February 18 to January. No specific date has been selected for Nevada. But, Nevada usually goes on the Saturday after New Hampshire and Iowa primary elections and before South Carolina.
Get ready for an early primary season for the Republican Presidential field. There will be Christmas/New Year’s campaigning in New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada and South Carolina.
Who wins in this development?
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.GOP, GOP Presidential Primary Calendar, President 2012