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Republican plan could cause rift between Iowa, N.H.

WASHINGTON – Buried deep in a new Republican National Committee report is a proposal that could ignite not only intraparty warfare, but stoke a feud between two states that vie over starring roles in nominating presidents: New Hampshire and Iowa.

On page 75 of the 100-page report, the RNC stays that it is “discouraging” caucuses, like the one Iowa uses to select its presidential nominees. The caucuses are attended by the party faithful, who show up for several hours every four winters to try and convince their neighbors to vote for their preferred candidate.

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