Matthew is an Associate Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina Aiken.
South Carolina hosting the Democratic primary would have big impacts, two-fold There’s one related to politics and another to economics
The first primary is generally considered to be very important because whoever wins that primary will come out of it with some momentum. Attention gets focused on that first state, so more attention on South Carolina and the candidates come to this state, they will start coming the summer before, they bring along media with them and so it really does have a significant economic impact in the state as well.
The Republican National Committee has already decided that they will keep their primary state in Iowa.