South Carolina is a leading candidate to join Iowa and New Hampshire as early birds among the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.
Working in the state's favor: We're cheap, we're small and we're racially diverse.
S.C. Democrats care because early primaries get more than their fair share of attention from the candidates and national media. Translation: More exposure for the state and more dollars spent here. Some estimates reach into the millions.
Monday, October 17, 2005
10/13: SC Dems try to keep early primary
The South Carolina Democratic Party is trying to keep something that helped it a lot in 2004 - - an early Democratic presidential primary. According to Knight-Ridder's Lee Bandy:
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