The state central committee of the Iowa Republican Party will hold a conference call tonight to discuss feasible dates for the 2008 precinct caucuses. There are as many influential Republicans who want to schedule the caucus for Thursday, Jan 3 as there are who're looking at a slightly later date -- Jan. 5.

We may know shortly what the IA GOP prefers.

The Iowa Democrats, meanwhile, are reserving comment for later, as is the Iowa Secretary of State and his boss, the Governor.

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