New Hampshire Primary Set For January 10th

Not surprisingly, New Hampshire has officially set its primary date:

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has scheduled its first-in-the-nation presidential primary for the second Tuesday in January, finally giving candidates a concrete calendar after months of uncertainty.

The Jan. 10 date announced by Secretary of State Bill Gardner Wednesday had been widely expected since Nevada Republicans voted last month to shift their presidential caucuses to early February, ending what had become a bitter standoff among rival states. Gardner had warned that Nevada’s initial decision to hold its contest in mid-January could force New Hampshire to vote in early December.

Iowa will vote a week ahead of New Hampshire, with South Carolina, Florida and Nevada coming afterward.

Still too darn early if you ask me.

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