South Carolina sets primary for Jan. 21, advancing GOP primary calendar
South Carolina has set its primary date for Jan. 21, likely pushing up the GOP presidential race to start shortly after New Year’s or even earlier.
The Palmetto State is the first of the four states holding early contests to select its date. Now all eyes are on New Hampshire, whose decision on its primary date will determine when Iowa and Nevada will set their caucuses.
“Today, South Carolina’s Republican primary restores order,” South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly said Monday morning.