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Edwards will campaign in early-vote states that break DNC rules

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says he won't let his party's efforts to control the primary calendar dictate where he campaigns.

Edwards told The Associated Press in Las Vegas yesterday he's running a national campaign.

The former North Carolina senator says it's not his job to make the primary schedule rules.

Edwards' spoke after the Michigan Senate approved a measure to move the state's nominating contest to January 19th, ahead of Nevada and South Carolina.

The Democratic National Committee has threatened to dock delegates from states that jump ahead of its first four states, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Any candidate who campaigns in a state that breaks the rules is threatened with losing delegates.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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