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Sandoval: Nevada won’t move caucus date

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday there's no chance Nevada will be moving the date of its presidential caucus.

In a statement that took aim at New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner, Sandoval said, "A caucus is not the same as a primary election."

"Nevada has chosen Jan. 14 and New Hampshire could easily choose Jan. 10 for its primary and still preserve the intent of its seven-day rule as it applies to primary elections," he said.

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Gardner has threatened to move his state's primary to December if Nevada doesn't reschedule. New Hampshire state law requires its contest to be held at least seven days before the next one.

The shuffling began when Florida moved its primary date to Jan. 31. Iowa, Nevada and South Carolina then moved their contests to Jan. 3, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, respectively.

"This issue is really about Florida, not Nevada. Perhaps [Gardner] should be asking Florida to change its position," Sandoval said.

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