Presidential Primaries Have Always Been Exciting


This is an interesting read for a slow day after Christmas. 

When it comes to electing the President, the modern campaign era has its roots 95 years ago when North Dakota held the first presidential primary. CQ Politics looks back and charts for you, election by election, how this process grew over the last century into the long and sprawling campaigns that have become part of the political landscape. This first in a series covers 1912-64.

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