Iowa has been the first state on the calendar for decades. Now, New Hampshire and Nevada are jockeying to move to the front of the line. South Carolina, Michigan and Minnesota are also in the mix.
WASHINGTON – Democrats are struggling with how to patch together a diverse coalition of voters across a broad range of states that can win future presidential elections.
South Carolina and Nevada are attractive for their diverse voting bases. Michigan and Nevada offer labor-friendly constituencies. Tradition bolsters the case for New Hampshire and Iowa. Minnesota and Georgia, two emerging battleground states, also are in the mix.