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Every four years, Republicans and Democrats each choose one person to run for President of the United States. A series of primaries and caucuses winnows down an often-crowded field of candidates to determine the nominee. It is a chaotic and mystifying process at best. Does the system help pick the best candidate? Do a couple of small states ultimately determine who gets to run for president? Is there a way to reform the primary process?
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Editor of the Cook Political Report - a Washington publication read and re-read by political experts
resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, columnist for Roll Call, and co-author of Vital Statistics on Congress.
Originally Aired: 9/25/2003
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