WASHINGTON (CNN) - California will officially move its presidential primary from early June to February 5 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs the change into law Thursday morning in Sacramento.
At least 20 states have either moved or are considering moving their presidential primary or caucuses to this date, sometimes called "Super-Duper Tuesday," making the first Tuesday in February the second biggest day of voting in 2008 after only the general election in November.
California, the most populous state in the union, represents the largest prize for both the Democratic and Republican nomination contests.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The John Edwards presidential campaign evacuated its Chapel Hill, North Carolina, headquarters Wednesday after receiving a letter containing a white powder.
Edwards Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince released the following statement regarding the incident:
"We received a letter this afternoon at our Chapel Hill headquarters which was opened by a member of our staff and contained a white powder. The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is obviously our paramount concern, so we contacted the authorities. The authorities have asked us to evacuate while they run tests on the substance, and we have done so. Our staff continues to be connected and working from home and the campaign continues to operate at full speed. We will pass along more information when we receive it."
The former Democratic vice presidential nominee was in Washington D.C. Wednesday attending campaign events.