The Associated Press in Michigan says top level members of both political parties there are moving closer to agreement on legislation that would hold Michigan's presidential primary on Jan. 15 of next year.
If true and if it happens it would mean New Hampshire would have its presidential primary no later than Jan. 8 to comply with a state law requiring it to be seven days before any "similar event".
That would make things complicated for leaders in Iowa. The state law there says they have to hold their contest 8 days before any other state. If Iowa honors its own law they would hold their contest in 2007, but Iowa Governor Chet Culver has vowed the contest would occur in 2008.