Gardner vows to protect N.H. primary status
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Secretary of State Bill Gardner hopes he can protect New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary from a Golden State sunburn, as California is making a major play for the attention of candidates heading into the 2020 race.
Gardner told The Telegraph he probably will not set the date for the 2020 presidential primary until at least September. He said reports by some national media outlets that the Granite State’s primary has been scheduled for Feb. 11, 2020 are inaccurate.
“They didn’t get that from me,” Gardner said. “I’ve never wanted to set a date and then have to change it.”