Two More Counties Move Off March 17 St. Patrick’s Day GOP Caucuses
February 20, 2012

Chalk it up to the Luck ‘O the Irish, the AP reports two more counties are moving thier GOP Presidential caucuses off St. Patrick’s day, March 17.
AP: “Missouri Republicans will make their first binding presidential candidate choices on different days next month.
Republicans in most counties will hold caucuses on St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 at 10 a.m. Republicans in Jackson County and St. Louis city are waiting a week and will meet March 24.”
Jackson County Republican Chairman Shirley Simmons says her group expressely asked to shift their caucus date so there would not be a conflict with the Kansas City metro’s huge St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The downtown Kansas City Parade reguarly attarcts more than 200,000 people to the Parade (see previous post).
More AP: “Chariton ((SHAYR’-uh-tuhn) County in central Missouri is holding its caucus March 15, and southeastern Wayne County is meeting March 16.
Requests to change caucus dates are considered by the state Republican Party chairman.
The results from Missouri’s presidential primary earlier this month were not binding for Republicans. The state party opted to use caucuses to determine presidential delegates because the state primary was held too early under national Republican rules.