Democrats strip Iowa of first-in-the-nation prize, tap South Carolina for first primary

Michigan Democratic primary would move up to an earlier slot

By: - December 2, 2022 6:18 pm

Iowa has held a leadoff spot for Democrats since the 1970s, bringing immense amounts of publicity as presidential candidates stump the state for months and even years in advance seeking support. It would be replaced by Michigan as an early-voting state in the Midwest. (Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.