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GOP Adds Two Forums To Aug. 6 Republican Debate [VIDEO]

GOP Adds Two Forums To Aug. 6 DebateGOP first debate on Aug. 6 is now scheduled to be joined by two separate “forums” sponsored by the New Hampshire Union Leader and Fox News, respectively, those organizations announced Wednesday night.

The sudden addition of these forums, where candidates speak directly to an audience one at a time, reflects the growing pressure on Fox News to expand its debate coverage beyond the party’s current criteria, which will limit the debate to the top 10 candidates according to national polls. Republicans in early states like Iowa and New Hampshire fear that such criteria will take the spotlight off their state and exclude candidates who may be popular among local voters despite low national recognition.

LNC will stream all the republican debates right here – Watch the Republican Debate Live Stream

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