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  BOTH PARTIES' POLS PUSH EARLY NEW YORK PRIMARY
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News DateMonday, February 12, 2007 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFebruary 12, 2007 -- ALBANY - New York officials, hoping to boost the candidacies of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, are secretly discussing moving the presidential primary to early February, The Post has learned.

Democratic and GOP legislative officials - including Republicans in touch with the Giuliani campaign - last week began talking about advancing the March 4 vote to Feb. 5, the same date that California and Florida will likely hold primaries.

"The thinking is that it's all going to be over very fast early next year and that Rudy can get a big boost from New York if we move the primary right up to the beginning of February," said a senior Republican official involved with the talks.

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