Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Editor's Pick

CNN to host GOP presidential debates in Iowa and New Hampshire

CNN announced Thursday that it would host a pair of Republican presidential debates next month in Iowa and New Hampshire, offering some contenders additional opportunities to sway voters after Wednesday night’s debate in Tuscaloosa, Ala., which might be the last one this cycle sponsored by the Republican National Committee.

CNN said the first debate would take place in Des Moines on Jan. 10, less than a week before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses for Republicans. The second is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Goffstown, N.H., ahead of the Granite State’s primary.

Wednesday night’s debate was the fourth sponsored by the RNC, and the party has not announced any additional sanctioned debates. The RNC has partnered with various media organizations for its four debates but maintained strict control over the process.

Four Republican candidates — former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy — took the stage in Tuscaloosa. Former president Donald Trump skipped the event, as he did with the previous three debates.

To qualify for the CNN debates, candidates must meet polling standards set by the network that could result in smaller affairs than Wednesday night’s.

To this point, Republican candidates have been subject to an RNC exclusivity pledge. Any candidate who participates in a non-sanctioned debate risks being barred from future events hosted by the RNC.

However, RNC officials have been considering loosening rules to allow candidates to take part in other debates without penalty.

DeSantis has been among the critics of the current RNC rules and said he is open to “more freewheeling debates” outside the official party system, even proposing a one-on-one, hour-long debate with Trump. DeSantis has said he wants debates before both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, which the RNC has not committed to organizing.

Meanwhile, Trump and his advisers have repeatedly pressured the RNC to stop having debates, and Trump has expressed frustration that Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and the committee have continued the process.

McDaniel and her allies say she has tried to hold fair debates and be “neutral” in the nominating process.

In the 2016 primary season, the Republican Party hosted 12 debates. There was one each month from August to December 2015, and then two in January, three in February and two in March of the following year.

There were more debates in 2008 and 2012, in part because the national party had not imposed requirements on the process to limit the frequency and impose standards of participation.

This post appeared first on The Washington Post

Enter Your Information Below To Receive Free Trading Ideas, Latest News And Articles.






    Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

    You May Also Like

    Latest News

    Kim Jong Un attended a “paramilitary parade” with his daughter to mark the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s founding on Saturday, the country’s state...

    Stock

    Target said Tuesday that it will close nine stores in major cities across the country, citing violence, theft and organized retail crime. The company will...

    Economy

    A U.S. District Court judge Thursday blocked implementation of a new Idaho law that would prevent transgender students from using restrooms, locker rooms and...

    Stock

    The Consumer Price Index hit 3.2% in July, compared with 3% in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Once again, food prices...

    Disclaimer: aimyourdeals.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.


    Copyright © 2023 aimyourdeals.com