Last night, Rudy Giuliani said to the Florida audience, “I’d also like to note, on behalf of all my Republican colleagues, we’re not going to boycott Florida the way the Democrats are.”
While the candidates may not boycott Florida, the party leaders are considering punishing five of the early states, including the Sunshine State:
Republican Party leaders on Monday recommended punishing five states for shifting their nomination contests earlier, moving to strip New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Wyoming of half their delegates.
At least one state, South Carolina, is considering legal action in an effort to keep its delegates to next year’s Republican National Convention.
Iowa, which plans to hold Republican caucuses on Jan. 3, would not be penalized because, technically, the caucuses are not binding on convention delegates. Nevada, which plans to hold its caucuses on Jan. 19, would not be penalized for the same reason.
File this one under, “fights the GOP would be better off avoiding…”