Wednesday, May 20, 2015

First Republican presidential debate in Cleveland could be limited to 10 candidates

Fox News announced Wednesday that it will limit the number of participants at the first Republican debate in Cleveland -- a decision that could exclude the field's only woman and the Ohio governor playing host.

Only hopefuls who have officially announced their candidacies and who rank in the top 10 in an average of five recent national polls will score invitations from the cable network, which will broadcast the Aug. 6 event at The Q.

"We support and respect the decision Fox has made which will match the greatest number of candidates we have ever had on a debate stage," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an emailed statement.

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