Democrats Shuffle Caucuses

New Hampshire's secretary of state is promising to move up the Granite State's first in the nation primary, after a move by the Democratic party to force New Hampshire to share some of the early election spotlight.

The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to move Nevada's nominating caucus ahead of New Hampshire's primary in 2008.

But local officials in New Hampshire promise they'll break the party's rules, citing a New Hampshire state law requiring its election a week before any "similar contest."

For a look at the impact of this decision, we turn to political scientist Andrew Smith. He's director of the Survey Center at the University of New Hampshire.

This program aired on August 21, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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