Florida May Face Sanctions Over Moving Primary

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 12:53 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Florida Republican leaders want to move up the date of its presidential primary ahead of states that traditionally hold the first primaries, causing a stir, the Tampa Tribune reported Monday.

Some early-state primary Republicans are calling for the party’s Republican primary, Karen Floyd, Marco Rubio, national convention, early primarynational convention to be moved from Tampa to another state because of the proposed change of Florida’s primary to a January date. That would put Florida’s primary ahead of Iowa, New Hampshire and other early states, breaking party rules.

"I would not be averse to pulling the convention if Florida doesn't follow the parameter of the rules," Karen Floyd, party chairman in South Carolina, told the newspaper. “If you can't play by the rules you can't receive the benefit of those rules.”

Other sanction are possible as well.

"There's nothing off the table," Floyd said.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio argues Florida’s primary should be ahead of others since winning the state is critical to picking the Republican presidential candidate.

"No Republican can win the presidency of the United States without winning the state of Florida, so it behooves us to make sure that our nominee is someone that is palatable in Florida," Rubio said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved