CONCORD, N.H. (AP) _ New Hampshire will hold its first-in-the-nation presidential primary on January 8th, five days after Iowa's leadoff caucuses.
Secretary of State William Gardner announced the date Wednesday afternoon, ending months of speculation about when the state would
have to move the primary to keep its spot first in line.
There had been a possibility that New Hampshire might push its primary into December, but the new date is still the earliest ever for the primary.
The date was set hours after Michigan's Supreme Court said that state's primary could go forward as scheduled on January 15th.