Earlier primary calendar may have big effect on latecomers
October 3rd, 2011
04:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Earlier primary calendar may have big effect on latecomers

Washington (CNN) - An earlier GOP primary election calendar could complicate efforts by possible latecomers such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should he decide to join the crowded 2012 presidential field.

"With every passing hour the window is closing," said Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report. "I still believe you have to have an operation in place on the ground in early states and that all depends on how quickly he (Christie) can put that together - and whether he can be competitive."

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I don't think Christie was ever first in a race.

    October 3, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  2. pmk1953

    He won't beat you in a race for the door, but don't slow down on the way to the buffet!

    October 3, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |