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Jamie Dupree Washington Insider Arizona Stays Winner Take All Despite GOP Rules

8:31 pm February 2, 2012, by Jamie Dupree

As Newt Gingrich challenges the legality of the "winner take all" aspect of this week's Florida Primary, officials in Arizona's GOP say they have no plans to move away from "winner take all" in that state's February 28 primary, even though national party rules prohibit such delegate plans before April 1.

"We really have nothing to say about the Florida Primary because our law codifies our position," said Shane Wikfors, Communications Director for the Arizona Republican Party told me by email.

But the Republican Party rules for the 2012 race are pretty clear on this point:

"Any presidential primary, caucus, convention, or other meeting held for the purpose of selecting delegates to the national convention which occurs prior to the first day of April in the year in which the national convention is held, shall provide for the allocation of delegates on a proportional basis."

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