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Iowa to move up GOP Caucus if necessary

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa will move up the date of its lead-off presidential caucuses if other states schedule contests for earlier dates. 

The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 6 2012, but officials in Florida have scheduled that state's primary for Jan. 31. 

Branstad will work with New Hampshire to coordinate the opening events of the presidential nominating process.

Iowa traditionally holds the first caucuses, followed days later by the New Hampshire primary.  In 2008, the race to be first led Iowa to hold the caucuses Jan. 3.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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