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FOX News, RPOF to host presidential debate in October 2011



Just days after CNN announced a debate with the Tea Party Express next fall in Tampa, today comes word that FOX News and the Republican Party of Florida will host a debate in October 2011 in Orlando.

From the release: FOX News and the Republican Party of Florida have jointly announced that they will present a presidential debate, which is expected to attract the top 2012 Republican contenders for President of the United States. The debate is scheduled for October 2011 at an Orlando location to be determined and will be presented live and exclusively on FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and

In making the announcement, FOX News’ Senior Vice President of News Editorial Michael Clemente said, “Fox News is looking forward to producing more of these critical debates, which ultimately help voters make the most informed decisions during the 2012 election cycle.

John Thrasher, Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, added, "We are excited that once again Florida Republicans will play a very prominent role in determining our next Nominee and next President. This will be a great opportunity for Florida Republicans to witness first-hand what will surely be a lively debate that will include our next President."

[Last modified: Monday, December 20, 2010 2:39pm]


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