New Hampshire set January 8 as the date for its primary vote in the U.S. presidential election. "It’s earlier than we had imagined not too long ago, but first and foremost we are going to preserve the New Hampshire primary and this will let us do that," New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner said at a news conference. The change means the January 8 primary is the earliest in the history of New Hampshire, which has held the first primary in every presidential campaign since 1920.
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