The Republican National Committee on Friday announced nine presidential primary debates with three more possible for the 2016 cycle.
The announcement came Friday during the RNC’s winter meeting in San Diego, California. Just one debate per state was sanctioned, fewer than the more than 27 debates held during the 2012 cycle.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had previously vowed to cut down the number of debates in the next cycle.
“I think a traveling circus of debates is insanity in this party,” Priebus said in March. “We’re proposing to have fewer than 10, and this time around, we’re going to pick the moderators.”
Below is the list of debates, including three that were pending when the RNC announced the schedule:
1. Fox News
4. Fox Business
6. Fox News
7. ABC News
8. CBS News
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