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Keeping The Iowa Caucuses First

Keeping The Iowa Caucuses First

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The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa says his “number one, long-term priority” is keeping Iowa’s Caucuses first-in-the-nation. Iowa G-O-P chairman Jeff Kaufmann says the party’s leadership committee will likely meet in September to consider plans for the 2016 Iowa Republican Party Caucuses.

Iowa Democrats  on Friday announced some ideas for expanding participation in their precinct Caucuses in 2016, but Kaufmann says he’s not ready to give a “thumbs up or thumbs down” to those ideas.


Kaufmann, a former state legislator, was elected Iowa G-O-P chairman on June 28th and he had a “long phone conversation” on Thursday with the Iowa Democratic Party’s chairman.


Kaufmann and Iowa Democratic Party chairman Scott Brennan will meet face-to-face later this month.

Kaufmann says. Iowa’s two major political parties have held the kick-off event of the presidential nominating season for the past four decades because it is a Caucus. New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary.

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