Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will boycott Nevada's presidential caucus if the state "continues to jeopardize New Hampshire's primary date," the Republican's campaign announced Thursday.
The announcement added to the controversy over the Republican primary and caucus schedule, which was shaken up when Florida moved its contest to Jan. 31.
The decision prompted other early primary/caucus states to change their schedules.
Huntsman's campaign and former Sen. Rick Santorum -- another GOP candidate -- have both hinted that rival Mitt Romney played a role in changing Nevada's caucus date to Jan. 14.
Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Mitt Romney told FOX5's Maryann Martinez, "Gov. Romney is competing in every other nominating contest across the country -- whenever they are scheduled. It is up to each state to determine the date of their primary or caucus, and Gov. Romney has consistently supported Nevada's status as an early nominating contest that follows New Hampshire."
Thursday, August 21 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:54:23 GMT
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