2008 Primary Calendar

SCHEDULED PRIMARY DEBATES

Updated November 25, 2007

June 3: CNN/WMUR/Union-Leader, Manchester, N.H. (Democrats)

June 5: CNN/WMUR/Union-Leader, Manchester, N.H. (Republicans)

June 28: PBS, Washington, D.C. (Democrats) Howard University

July 23: CNN/Google/YouTube, Charleston, S.C. (D) [DNC sanctioned]

Aug. 5: ABC, Des Moines, Iowa (Republicans)

Aug. 19: ABC, Des Moines, Iowa (Democrats) [DNC sanctioned]

Sept. 26: MSNBC, Hanover, N.H. (Democrats) Dartmouth College, [DNC sanctioned]

Sept. 27: PBS, Baltimore (Republicans) Morgan State University

Oct. 21: Fox/Florida Republican Party, Orlando (Republicans)

Oct. 30: MSNBC, Philadelphia (Democrats) [DNC sanctioned]

Nov. 6: MSNBC/Iowa State University, Ames (Republicans)

Nov. 15: CNN/Nevada Democratic Party, Las Vegas (Democrats) UNLV  [DNC sanctioned]

Dec. 1:  HDNet, Iowa Brown and Black forum, DesMoines

Dec. 4: NPR/Iowa Publc Radio, DesMoines, (Democratic)

Dec. 10: CBS, Los Angeles (Democrats) [DNC sanctioned] — Writers Strike Endangers this Debate

Dec. 13: Iowa Public Television/Des Moines Register, Johnson County (Democrats) [moved up from January 6, 2008]

Dec. 17: CNN, Boston, JFK Library (Democrats)

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January 5, 2008: ABC/WMUR, Nashua, NH (Democrats)

January 15, 2008: Caucus of African-American Nevadans and Impacto, Las Vegas, Nevada (6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PST on MSNBC)

January 21, 2008: CNN, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Congressional Black Caucus

January 31, 2008: CNN/L.A. Times/Politico, Los Angeles (Democrats)

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Below is what appears to be the FINAL PRIMARY CALENDARStates with an asterisk (*) beside their name have indicated that their contest could move to another date. Updated on November 25, 2007

JANUARY 2008
• January 3: Iowa (caucuses)
• January 8: New Hampshire
• January 5: Wyoming (GOP primary)
• January 15: Michigan
• January 19: Nevada (caucuses); South Carolina (GOP)
• January 26 South Carolina (Dem primary)
• January 29: Florida 

FEBRUARY 2008
• February 1: Maine (GOP primary)
• February 5: Alabama, Alaska (caucuses), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (caucuses), Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho (Dems), Illinois, Kansas (Dems), Massachusetts*, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico (Dems), New York, North Dakota (caucuses), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah
• February 9: Louisiana, Kansas (GOP) 
• February 10: Maine (Dem caucuses)
• February 12: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
• February 19: Hawaii (Dem caucuses), Washington, Wisconsin

MARCH 2008
• March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
• March 8: Wyoming (Dems)
• March 11:  Mississippi

APRIL 2008
•  April 22: Pennsylvania

MAY 2008
• May 6: Indiana, North Carolina
• May 13: Nebraska, West Virginia
• May 20: Kentucky, Oregon
• May 27: Idaho (primary)

JUNE 2008
• June 3: Montana, New Mexico (GOP), South Dakota

AUGUST 2008
• August 25-28: Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado

SEPTEMBER 2008
• September 1-4: Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

The Old Primary Calendar (from January 2007)

NO LONGER VALID

January 14, 2008 – Iowa

January 19, 2008 – Nevada

January 22, 2008 – New Hampshire

January 29, 2008 – South Carolina

February 5, 2008 – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas[1], Delaware, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah

February 12, 2008 – District of Columbia, Tennessee, Virginia

February 19, 2008 – Wisconsin

February 26, 2008 – Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey

March 2008 (date to be determined) – American Samoa, Democrats Abroad, Guam, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Virgin Islands, Wyoming

March 4, 2008 – Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont

March 7, 2008 – Colorado

March 8, 2008 – Kansas

March 11, 2008 – Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma

March 18, 2008 – Illinois, Oregon

April 2008 (date to be determined) – Alaska

April 1, 2008 – Pennsylvania

 

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