Bernie Sanders Accepts Fox News’ Dem Debate Invitation

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Ariz., Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accepted an invitation from Fox News to participate in another Democratic presidential debate, his campaign announced Wednesday.

“Both campaigns have been invited by Fox News to a debate,” Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, said in a statement obtained by Politico. “We have told the network that we would accept the invitation with the understanding that we can reach mutual agreement on the debate moderators, the format and other details.”

The debate was tentatively planned to take place May in California, ahead of that state’s June 7 primary. Both Sanders and the frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, agreed to a total of four more debates back in February, three of which have been held already.

“Fox News has suggested several debate venues in California to the Democratic National Committee and both candidates. We are also offering a variety of dates, being careful to exclude Friday and Saturday nights, per the agreement between the DNC and candidates,” Bill Sammon, Fox’s vice president of news and Washington managing editor told Politico in a statement. “Fox will release further debate details as appropriate, given that only one of the two candidates has accepted our debate invitation so far.”

A Spokesperson for Clinton didn’t return Politico’s requests for comment.

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  1. Keep on fucking that chicken Bernie.
    It is illuminating for all to see.

  2. Avatar for cmj cmj says:

    Yeah because a Fox News debate is really going to change math.

  3. This would be a good opportunity for HRC to be an “only the issues” debate, and pivot to the General Election. She could also use this (if necessary) to question the bogus “its rigged!” allegations of the Sanders campaign.

    A good opportunity, IMO, to unite the party behind her and against Trump.

  4. I sincerely hope that Sec. Clinton will stop pretending this is still a contest and decline.

  5. Thank dog we’ve already sent in our ballots and marked off the space next to Clinton’s name so I don’t have to watch, nor do I want to just for the fun of it. Clinton’s already said what she has had to in order to get the nomination, and so has he. Unless we know in advance that he’ll apologize for his hoards and how they behaved in NV what’s the point.

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