In After Hope and Change, we discuss the impact of the debate schedule on the 2012 GOP nomination process.
A release from the Republican National Committee:
Today, at the Republican National Committee (RNC) Winter Meeting in San Diego, California, the RNC announced that it has sanctioned nine debates from August 2015 through March 1, 2016. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus presented a clear vision for the debate process, including the dates, locations and sponsors.Note party rules:
The RNC previously appointed a standing committee for presidential primary debates to sanction debates on behalf of the RNC. The committee chose to limit the number of debates, spread the debates across the country by sanctioning no more than one debate per state, allocate the debates over the course of seven months, include a larger conservative media presence and allow campaigns to know and plan for the debate schedule early. All of the sanctioned debates listed are contingent on further negotiations with the media partners and any future violation of RNC could result in the debate being unsanctioned.
Each debate sanctioned by the Standing Committee on Presidential Primary Debates shall be known as a "Sanctioned Debate." Any presidential candidate who participates in any debate that is not a Sanctioned Debate shall not be eligible to participate in any further Sanctioned Debates.Back to the release:
In the coming weeks and months the RNC and the broadcast partners will make additional announcements of conservative media partners and panelists.
The nine debates sanctioned between schedule is listed below:
1. Fox News
4. Fox Business
6. Fox News
7. ABC News
8. CBS News
Conservative Media Debate