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Campaign signs line a road in Derry, N.H on Tuesday. (AP)
Campaign signs line a road in Derry, N.H on Tuesday. (AP)

On the day of the first in the nation primary, we examine how New Hampshire managed to secure and maintan its position at the head of the pack. WBUR's political reporter, David Boeri has this report on the history of the New Hampshire primary, and how voters there consider some alternative ideas about how to pick Presidential candidates.

We'll also hear from reformers who hope to break the Granite State's hold on the national political process.


  • William Mayer, Professor of political science, Northeastern University
  • Rep. David Price, congressman representing North Carolina's fourth district, former co-chair of the DNC Commission on Presidential Nomination, Timing and Scheduling


This program aired on January 10, 2012.

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