In it, but not of it. TPM DC
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation was scheduled to host the debate May 2nd, but in a press release today NBC Universal announced that the event will be rescheduled for September 14.
Fox News is scheduled to hold its own debate just a few days later, on May 5.
John Heubusch, executive director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, explained in a statement: "Although there will be a long and impressive list of Republican candidates who eventually take the field, too few have made the commitment thus far for a debate to be worthwhile in early May."
Brian Williams, anchor of the top-rated "NBC Nightly News," will be co-moderator, along with POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris, a presidential scholar and one of the nation's top political journalists. A Telemundo reporter will also join in the questioning.
The Reagan Foundation will also host a second GOP debate on the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries.