EXETER, N.H.-October 7, 2011 Nevada officials plan to hold their presidential caucuses on
Jan. 14. That forces other states to rethink the timing of their
own elections. And it's looking more and more likely that Iowa and
New Hampshire could host the nation's first presidential contests
in the midst of the coming holiday season.
That's a month sooner than expected. And it's unprecedented in
the modern history of presidential politics.
Political observers say voters will have less time to learn
about the candidates.
New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner says his state's
primary could be in late December. Iowa's caucuses would be even
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