Alaska and Georgia Move Up Primaries
15 states now voting on Feb. 5; 5 more expected to switch
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2007 8:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Georgia and Alaska have moved their presidential primaries up to February 5, making a total of 15 states that will vote that day. Five more states are also close to making a switch. "We're going to be on Feb. 5, along with what appears to be over half the country," says the Alaska Republican chairman, with modest overstatement.

The nomination process will kick of with the Iowa caucuses on January 14. Nevada, New Hampshire, Florida, and South Carolina will be sandwiched in between.