Press Release on the RPI/FOX
News/Washington Examiner Debate
July 23, 2011 as reported by
the Des Moines Register's
Jennifer Jacobs, the state central committee of the Iowa Republican
Party approved three rules "developed jointly with Fox News Channel"
"Candidates must satisfy the following by
4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 9:
1. Registered with the Federal Elections
Commission as a presidential exploratory committee or presidential
2. Meet all U.S. Constitutional
3. Garnered at least an average of one
percent in five national
polls based on most recent polling leading up to the registration day."
and a fourth rule that
all nine candidates listed on the Straw Poll ballot should
Spokesman Casey Mills responded to a query late on July
23 stating, "Debate rules are part of an ongoing conversation w fox."
Ed. Note: As a result of that
ongoing conversation that fourth point was dropped.
from FOX News
FOX News and Washington
Examiner to Present Iowa
Republican Party Presidential Debate on August 11
WIRE)--FOX News and The Washington Examiner, in conjunction with the
Republican Party, will present the first Iowa
presidential debate on August 11th. The debate will take place at Iowa
State University in Ames, Iowa and will set the stage for
the Iowa Republican Party Ames Straw Poll on August 13th.
“FOX News is proud to partner with The Washington
Examiner and the Iowa GOP to kick off the 2012 election season and
viewers the most thorough coverage of this important debate.”
In making the announcement, FOX News Senior Vice President
of News Michael Clemente said, “FOX News is proud to partner with The
Washington Examiner and the Iowa GOP to kick off the 2012 election
provide viewers the most thorough coverage of this important debate.”
Stephen G. Smith, editor of The Washington Examiner, added,
"This is shaping up as a pivotal race, and we're proud to be part of
conversation as the Republicans choose their candidate. We're
pleased to collaborate with FOX, which showed at the May debate in
Carolina that it is second to none in showcasing the candidates and
them out on key issues."
A second FOX News and Iowa Republican Party debate is
scheduled to take place prior to the Iowa Caucus at Sioux City’s
historic Orpheum Theater.
Both debates will be presented live and exclusively on FOX News Channel
FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service
covering breaking news as well as political, business and entertainment
For over 100 consecutive months, FNC has been the most-watched cable
channel in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more
The Washington Examiner is published daily and reaches 1.2
million readers in Virginia, Maryland
and the District of Columbia.
Its website, washingtonexaminer.com,
2 million unique visitors each month.
FOX News Media Relations:
or Stephanie Kelly