Republican Party dumps NBC for CNN for Super Tuesday debate

Republican National Committee Bans NBC From Hosting GOP Debate
Republican National Committee Bans NBC From Hosting GOP Debate

The GOP presidential debate on Super Tuesday has been moved from NBC to CNN, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced Monday.

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Following criticism of CNBC's handling of October's Republican debate, the RNC's debate committee voted to cut NBC's involvement in the debate coming up next month.

"The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC's participation in the February debate in Houston, Texas," Priebus said in a statement. "The RNC has awarded the debate to CNN, who will broadcast it on Thursday, February 25 in Houston at a location to be decided."

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Partnerships with Telemundo, National Review and Salem Communications will be unaffected by the move.

The RNC and Republican candidates previously took issue with the third GOP debate last October, accusing CNBC moderators John Harwood, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla of biased and unfair questioning.

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"CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement at the time.

"While I was proud of our candidates and the way they handled tonight's debate, the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters."

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