July 28, 2017

Why do Iowa and New Hampshire Get to Go First?

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Two of the best covered events in the race for the presidential nomination are the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. Even though both are relatively small states, as the first elections of their type in the country, and can have a great deal of impact on the nominating process. The primary reasons that… [Continue Reading]

Handicapping the Rapidly Shrinking Republican Race

Republican Election

One of the unique features of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been the fluidity of the field. As of December 7, six different candidates can claim to have held either front-runner or first-runner up status at one point in the process. Furthermore, we have seen a large number of candidates and… [Continue Reading]

What Happens at a Caucus?

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What Happens at a Caucus? Although New Hampshire holds the nation’s first primary to determine candidates for the president, the Iowa Caucus is actually the first nominating event in the United States. While most people are familiar with primaries and how they work, caucuses, which are only used in a handful of states, tend to… [Continue Reading]

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