Ever since Fox News announced the parameters for its August 6th Republican primary debate, a lot of the candidates not exactly polling in the top 10 have been asked for their opinions on the format and whether it’s fair. And, well, some of them aren’t crazy about it.
So tonight, Fox announced in a press release that on August 6th, hours before the debate kicks off, America’s Newsroom anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will host what the network is calling a candidate forum in which candidates outside the top 10 polling will be allowed to participate. The biggest criteria is that any participating candidates must be polling at one percent or higher.
Fox executive Michael Clemente said, “As we noted when we first announced the debate criteria, our intention has always been to provide coverage to the wide field of Republican candidates and we are glad to present these details today.”
The candidate forum will air live on Fox from 1-3 pm, and the debate will air that night from 9-11 pm.
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