Rand Paul Campaign Complains About Small Greenroom For Debate

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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A day ahead of the Wednesday night CNBC Republican presidential debate, some of the campaigns were already complaining about the working conditions provided for the candidates, according to Politico.

The Republican National Committee and CNBC had previously altered the debate format, limiting it to two hours and adding opening and closing statements, following complaints from frontrunners Ben Carson and Donald Trump, as well as from Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) campaign.

Now, some of the candidates lower in the polls raised concerns that their greenrooms at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colorado, were smaller than those provided for the candidates who poll higher.

Rand Paul aide Chris LaCivita complained on Tuesday about the size of his boss’ greenroom compared to those for Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

According to Politico, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s campaign also complained.

“This is ridiculous,” Ken McKay, Christie’s campaign manager, reportedly said. “We’re in a restroom.”

The RNC agreed to address the campaigns’ concerns, according to Politico. And it seems that Paul’s new accommodations satisfied LaCivita.

According to Politico’s report, tensions were high during a a meeting between campaign representatives and the RNC on Tuesday as staff for other campaigns raised concerns about the format and qualifying criteria for future debates.

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  1. Avatar for livi_o livi_o says:

    You’re Republicans. You don’t get to complain about inequality.

  2. Y’all ain’t movie stars.

    In fact, Rand and Christie are like extras in a Troma flick.

  3. It looks like they ultimately put Paul at the end of a hallway. I hope there’s a vending machine just out of frame.

  4. Hush your mouth Rand, you’re lucky you were invited.

  5. Gain some perspective, Rand !

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