Dems sour on bid to ditch first-in-the-nation states
Less than a year ago, Iowa and New Hampshire appeared poised to lose their privileged places on the Democratic Party’s presidential primary calendar.
But Democrats, including in the White House, suddenly have more pressing problems. And as party leaders gathered in recent days for year-end meetings here, interest in what was once a red-hot effort to overhaul the order of the early nominating states had all but vanished.
Interviews with more than two dozen Democratic National Committee members, state party chairs and strategists laid bare widespread desire to avoid a...