The First Primary: Why New Hampshire?

Book cover to "The First Primary: Why New Hampshire?"

Senior Carsey School fellow David Moore and Director of the UNH Survey Center Andrew Smith take a deep dive into the origins of the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire in their latest book, The First Primary: New Hampshire's Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations. In this article, they take a brief look at how this status as host of the first presidential nominating contest is affecting our current election season.