RNC not ready to punish states over primaries

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Anxieties about the fate of the presidential nominating process broke out into the open during a meeting of the Republican National Committee, “but party officials declined to take formal action against states that might disrupt the primary calendar in 2012,” CNN reports.

“The issue is hardly dead, however, and figures to be high on the agenda when the RNC meets again this winter, just before the Republican primary voters begin casting ballots in the presidential race.”

“Multiple states, including Arizona, Florida and Michigan, are threatening to hold early primaries in violation of party rules that protect Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina as the first four nominating states. No state other than the first four is allowed to have a caucus or primary contest prior to March 6, 2012.”

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