NH seeks to stay No. 1 in presidential primaries

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers hope to end any doubt about the state’s intent to continue holding the first presidential primary.

The state House is voting Wednesday on whether to give the secretary of state wider latitude in setting the primary date. That would help protect the state’s tradition of being first.

State Rep. Jim Splaine is sponsoring the bill. The measure will go to the Senate if the House approves it and is widely expected to become law.