Trump impeachment trial set to throw Democratic primary into disarray

Trump impeachment trial set to throw Democratic primary into disarray
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[Ed. – Plan ahead.]

As the timetable for the Senate impeachment trial finally came into focus on Tuesday, it brought a startling realization that the proceedings will likely have a large impact on the Democratic presidential primary.

It’s virtually certain that the trial will last beyond the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The bigger question is how much the trial might interfere with the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary.

This is unwelcome news for the Democratic senators who are in the thick of battle for their party’s presidential nomination.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has been in a tailspin of late. Over the summer, she was climbing in the polls and by early fall had tied former Vice President Joe Biden for the lead, but she has lost considerable momentum since then.

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