“The current New Hampshire law is that the primary must take place at least one week before any other similar primary votes in the nation, which in some cases has forced the state to move the elections up to remain first.” There are, however, certain downsides to being first — such as a nonstop stream of candidates rolling in and out of your state for a year. The New Republic with an interesting look at what happens when the candidates come to town.

+ MoJo: What it’s like to wait tables at Manchester’s most popular photo op.

+ The two big stories to watch in tonight’s New Hampshire primary: Will the Donald Trump phenomenon continue (and will Kasich or Jeb Bush make a now-or-never move in the polls)? And by how much will Bernie win — especially among young people. From The Atlantic: The Kids are for Bernie.