Nevada caves, moves caucus back to February 4

The January 14 date threatened to force New Hampshire to shift its primary into early or mid-December in order to save its first-in-the-nation primary status, according to a letter released by New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner.

But New Hampshire leaders expressed support over Nevada’s latest decision on Saturday.

“Nevada’s decision to reschedule to February 4 will now allow Secretary of State Bill Gardner to schedule our primary at a more appropriate time than would’ve been allowed with Nevada’s earlier date,” said New Hampshire Republican Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald in a statement.