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New York becomes latest state to move presidential primary to Feb. 5

New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer on Monday officially moved the state's primary to February 5.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer signed a law Monday that officially moves his state's presidential primary to Feb. 5, 2008, joining an ever-growing roster of states to hold a presidential contest that day.

Feb. 5th is quickly shaping up to be essentially a "national primary," with 10 other states having already scheduled presidential primaries or caucuses that day and another 15 states considering doing the same. It will be the largest single day of voting next year aside from the general election itself in November.

The Empire State is one of the largest prizes in each major party's nomination process. The largest prize, California, officially moved its primary to Feb. 5 last month.

Related:Earlier N.Y. primary could help Clinton, Giuliani

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