Caucus Instead of Primary says GOP

Brian Kelly

JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) – Missouri Republicans are bailing out of a February presidential primary.  In a teleconference Thursday night they decided to choose delegates to the national convention with a caucus system instead.

By party rule, the Republican Party stood to lose half of it’s delegates if it continued to hold a primary in February.

Thats because only four states (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada) are allowed to have primaries before March 6th. Missouri lawmakers have stalled on a proposal to move the primary out of February.

Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party Lloyd Smith doesn’t think Missouri will lose national clout because of the move.

The caucuses will take place at the county level on March 17th. The process then moves to conventions in individual Congressional Districts on April 21st and on to a state convention June 2nd, at which time a final slate will be selected to represent Missouri at the Republican National Convention.

The Missouri G.O.P. will send it’s caucus rules to the Republican National Committee on Friday.

Copyright KMOX Radio

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