Missouri to Hold Primary and Caucus
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Republicans Committee leaders voted Thursday to strip powers from a previously scheduled presidential primary, opting instead for a caucus. The catch: The primary is set to happen too.
State law sets a presidential primary for February 7th. However, the event would have violated Republican National Committee rules since it takes place before March. The violation would have punished Missouri by removing 52 delegates for the national convention.
Instead, Republican leaders have decided on a caucus for March 17. The primary will still take place, but it won't have any say in deciding the GOP nomination.
County caucuses will be held April 21. The statewide convention is scheduled for June 2.