Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says her campaign is well-positioned to deal with an earlier date for the Iowa Caucuses, partly because of her Iowa Straw Poll victory this summer.
“We probably have a distinct advantage, because we’ve worked extremely hard in Iowa…so we’ll just work that much harder,” she said yesterday during a news conference in Des Moines.
The Iowa GOP is waiting for New Hampshire’s secretary of state to move the date of that state’s primary before declaring a new date for the Iowa Caucuses — moves that were necessary after Florida officials decided to hold a presidential primary in the “sunshine state” on January 31, 2012. South Carolina has moved it’s “first-in-the-south” primary to January 21. It means Iowa’s Caucuses may be held in the first week of January, with the possibility of a December date if New Hampshire’s primary moves much earlier.
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