Monday, May 11, 2015

First Republican presidential debate on track for Aug. 6 at The Q in Cleveland

Fox News, which will sponsor the first Republican presidential debate, is expected to announce soon that it has settled on Aug. 6 at The Q in Cleveland, GOP sources have told the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

The Republican National Committee announced in January that Ohio would host the party's first clash of 2016 contenders. And it was little secret that Cleveland was the preferred location, given that the city is hosting the RNC's summer meeting the first week of August, as well as the GOP's nominating convention next year.

But it took time to settle on a date and place. Scouts with the party and Fox News spent months sizing up possible venues -- The Q and Public Auditorium were believed to be the two finalists -- and hammering out details.

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