The Missouri Republican Party says because the legislature failed to move Missouri’s presidential primary back to March, the party will hold a caucus instead of participating in the February presidential primary.

The Republican Party Director Lloyd Smith says there’s a caucus every election year, but now it’s just a little different.

He says instead of Missourians voting to support a candidate, so the delegates would know who to support, the caucus would vote for the delegates who pledge allegiance to a particular candidate, and would then vote for that candidate at the national convention next fall.