Florida Officials React to S.C. Decision on Primary

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Florida started a trend.

In May, the state moved up its primary up to January 29, so that its voters would vote first in the presidential primaries in the South.

Florida State Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer says they made the move because Florida is a large state, and its residents have come from all over the country.

But now everyone wants to be first. On Thursday, South Carolina GOP officials announced they would move their primary to January 19, restoring its position as the first southern state to cast its vote in the primary election.

Florida State Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer talks with Alex Chadwick about the changing dates.



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