A History of U.S. Presidential Primaries: 1988

Posted December 27, 2007 at 1:00am

When it comes to electing the president, the modern campaign era has its roots 95 years ago when North Dakota held the first presidential primary. CQ Politics looks back and charts for you, election by election, how this process grew over the last century into the long and sprawling campaigns that have become part of the political landscape. This fourth in a series covers 1988.
Part One: 1912-64
Part Two: 1968-72
Part Three: 1976-84
Part Five: 1992
Part Six: 1996
Part Seven: 2000
Part Eight: 2004