CNN Apparently Made A Big-Time Mistake When Announcing It’s Hosting GOP Debates

After CNN announced on Wednesday that it would hold two Republican presidential primary debates, one of the venues reportedly didn't know they would be held, according to the Associated Press.

CNN will host two Republican presidential primary debates, one on Jan. 10 at Drake University in Iowa and one on Jan. 21 in New Hampshire, the network announced Thursday. Held at Saint Anselm College. “The New Hampshire Institute of Politics in St. Anselm is a great place to start,” said Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in St. Anselm. Said The Associated Press said it was unaware of any plans for an event with CNN.

“I don't know anything about other networks,” Levesque told the outlet, referring to the discussion with CNN.

ABC News announced Thursday that it will host a debate with local station WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College on January 18, three days before CNN hosts the debate at the university.

“CNN is incompetent,” said a person familiar with the matter. NH Journal Following the network's announcement.

A CNN spokesperson told the Daily Caller: “While we cannot speak to any miscommunication within St. Anselm, we are moving forward with plans to host a debate in New Hampshire on January 21st.” Ta.

In an announcement about the Republican presidential primary debates, CNN reports that the Republican National Committee (RNC) is expected to lift rules preventing candidates from participating in events not sanctioned by the RNC, which will lead to the 2024 Republican presidential primary debates. Candidates from 2019 will be able to participate in the event. The RNC previously threatened candidates who wanted to participate in a “Thanksgiving Family Forum” in Iowa. The RNC deemed the event an unauthorized debate, but after objections allowed the candidates to participate. (Related: Republicans want fourth RNC debate with conservative hosts, moderators will provide input for base voters)

“The Republican National Committee will announce this week that it will release candidates from requirements that would prevent them from participating in debates not sanctioned by the RNC,” a CNN spokesperson told the Daily Caller. Ta.



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