The chairs of the Iowa and
New Hampshire South Carolina Republican parties are calling for the Republican National Committee to consider moving its 2012 convention from Tampa because Florida is threatening to break RNC rules by jumping to the head of the line in the GOP presidential nominating contest.
In a letter to other members of the RNC, South Carolina Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd said that the convention should not be awarded to a state that is flouting RNC rules.
“Simply put, if Florida does not respect the process by which our primary calendar was set, the RNC should not be bound to the process by which the convention site was selected,” Floyd said in the letter.
Following the release of that letter, Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said he agrees.
“If Florida refuses to move its primary date into compliance with RNC rules, that consequence should be the re-opening of the process to select the site of the 2012 RNC Convention,” Strawn said in a statement.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has already warned Florida that it is in violation of RNC rules, but hasn’t gone so far as to threaten any kind of sanctions.
The national committee can threaten to strip states of their convention delegates if they cut in line in the primary process, but in 2008, that didn’t prove to be an iron-clad deterrent. - The Fix
Maybe they could hold it in Madison. They'd get plenty of support there.