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Colorado GOP Moves Up 2012 Caucuses to Day After Iowa's(Feb 7)

Published September 24, 2011

| Associated Press

A plan by Colorado Republicans to move up their 2012 presidential caucuses to the day after the Iowa caucus has won final approval.

The Republican Central Committee voted Saturday to move the caucus from March 6 to Feb. 7.

State GOP Chairman Ryan Call says the earlier date could give Colorado a greater voice in the Republican presidential contest. State Republicans also shifted their caucus date in 2008.

Colorado can make the change without penalty from the Republican National Committee because the caucus doesn't determine delegates. That is a separate process in April.

All states must submit caucus plans to the Republican National Committee by Oct. 1.