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Fourteen Republican presidential hopefuls will participate in a candidates' forum tonight in New Hampshire.

Donald Trump won't be there — but the event could give voters an early look at the packed field and where they stand on the issues. And it's a good bet that their views will be more to the right than when the first presidential primary was held in the Granite State 100 years ago. Since then, the GOP has migrated South. And New Hampshire Republicans today are far more socially progressive than their fellow Republican kin.

So, what's the role of the New Hampshire GOP primary these days? Asma Khalid from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports.

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This segment aired on August 3, 2015.

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