Presidential campaigns revving up for primary season Fred Thompson is expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president this week. Meanwhile, some Democratic candidates are threatening to bypass the states that move primaries up ahead of Iowa and New Hampshire.9:06 a.m.
Ken Rudin: NPR's political editor.
Dean Spiliotes: Independent political analyst, and will launch NHPoliticalCapital.com in the next few weeks. He is the former director of research at Saint Anselm's New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
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