Iowa will again have lead political role in 2012

WASHINGTON, July 10 (BestGrowthStock) – Iowa and New Hampshire
should keep their lead roles in the Democratic presidential
nominating process in 2012, say party officials preparing for
President Barack Obama’s expected re-election bid.

While some states have chafed at the pre-eminent role
played by the two states, the Democratic National Committee is
proposing to stick with tradition.

The party said on Saturday that Democratic caucuses in Iowa
would be held Feb. 6 — about a month later than in 2008 —
under a plan adopted by the party’s Rules and Bylaws
Committee.

New Hampshire’s Democratic primary would be held on Feb.
14, Nevada Democrats would vote on Feb. 18, and South Carolina
Democrats on Feb. 28.

The recommendations will be voted on by the DNC membership
at its August meeting in St. Louis.

Obama remains popular among Democratic voters and has no
challengers to the presidential nomination.

Republican officials have yet to solidify their early
primary dates but seem likely to stick with the same order of
states.

Republicans may have a lengthy battle to determine their
presidential nominee to challenge Obama, with no clear leader
among a lengthy list of potential candidates.

Iowa will again have lead political role in 2012