"This compromise of Jan. 31 properly reflects the importance Florida will play on the national stage," said Lenny Curry, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. "We look forward to having a great primary, and then hosting a world-class convention for our party's nominee. Florida will be the most important state in our efforts to defeat Barack Obama."
"The proximity is frustrating, but it is what it is," Mr. Curry said. "I would have liked to have been a little bit closer, not for me for but for the sake of our delegates."