Iowa Republicans have set the date for its caucus for January 15, making it the first in the nation.
The 2024 date comes as former President Donald Trump visited the state on Friday, with other candidates making recent visits.
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“We remain committed to maintaining Iowa’s cherished first-in-the-nation caucuses and look forward to holding a historic caucus in the coming months and defeating Joe Biden come November 2024,” Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said in a statement.
"The race for the GOP presidential nomination currently includes former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, political commentator Larry Elder, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum," according to the Daily Wire.
Key Trump trial coincides with GOP Iowa caucus date: legal analyst https://t.co/6SyL0yaXSj
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"MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin pointed out in a post of her own that the Jan. 15 date coincides with the date of E. Jean Carroll's defamation trial," according to Raw Story.
"You know what else is that day?" she asked. The beginning of Carroll's "second defamation trial against Donald Trump for statements he made about her in June 2019."
She specified the defamation case is the same one in which the judge recently "rejected Trump's summary judgment motion," and in which "Trump countersued Carroll."
So far, Trump has continued to remain the leader in early polls despite his legal battles, towering over Gov. Ron DeSantis and the rest of the GOP field.
The legal battles also include facing 37 charges related to classified documents allegedly found in his Florida home by the FBI.
The Iowa date is set but that is just one of many key events facing Trump in his effort to return to the White House.