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Leading Democrats May Forgo Early Michigan Vote

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Leading Democrats May Forgo Early Michigan Vote

Election 2008

Leading Democrats May Forgo Early Michigan Vote

Leading Democrats May Forgo Early Michigan Vote

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When Michigan moved its primary to Jan. 15, state voters hoped that a big state, with a big city and big industry, would bring some balance to a presidential nominating system dominated by two relatively small, rural states.

But the move ruffled feathers in Iowa and New Hampshire, and as those states push votes in their states even earlier, several leading Democrats are trying to pull their names off the Michigan ballot.