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Tuesday, 25 January, 2000, 12:15 GMT
Campaign calendar: January
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Follow the course of the campaign with BBC News Online's campaign calendar. Click on a month to look at the key dates or click on the links below for some of the main stories.

  • 5 January:
    Gore-Bradley debate

    The two contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination - US Vice-President Al Gore and former Senator Bill Bradley - clash in the first debate of the election year in a televised debate at the University of New Hampshire.

  • 6 January:
    Republicans lock horns

    The six Republican contenders come face-to-face in New Hampshire for their first debate of the election year, with signs that the battle is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between Texan governor, George W Bush, and Arizona Senator, John McCain.

  • 17 January:
    Race dominates Democrat debate

    Racial issues dominate the final head-to-head debate ahead of primary season between Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • 24 January:
    Iowa Caucuses

  • Frontrunners Al Gore for the Democrats and George W Bush for the Republicans win comfortable majorities in the first polls of the 2000 campaign.

    Most attention, however, remains focussed on the upcoming New Hampshire primary and candidates waste no time shifting their campaigns on to the north-eastern state.

  • 24 January:
    Alaska Republican straw poll

  • In a non-binding statewide poll, Alaskan Republicans narrowly vote in favour of George W Bush as their candidate for the presidency.

    Only 4,429 votes are cast however, 1,571 of which are in favour of Bush, five votes ahead of millionaire publisher Steve Forbes who scores 1,566.

    Internet voting is allowed in some areas, but although more than 3,500 Republicans registered to do so just 35 votes are cast online.

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