CNN, Los Angeles Times Join for Super Tuesday Debates in California

From the release:

    CNN and the Los Angeles Times have teamed up to sponsor two key presidential debates in California in the days preceding the Super Tuesday primaries on Feb. 5, 2008. Republican presidential candidates will meet on Jan. 30, 2008, while the Democratic candidates will gather on Jan. 31.

    Information on exact times, locations and other details of these debates will be forthcoming.

    “Now that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has moved the California primaries to Feb. 5, Californians, along with other Super Tuesday voters, will influence the presidential nomination process earlier than ever before,” said Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. “We’re delighted to continue our traditional debates with the Los Angeles Times in the days before those critical primaries to help millions of Americans cast the most informed votes possible.”

    “California’s voters will play an enormously important role in the outcome of the 2008 election, and the Los Angeles Times is honored to co-host these historic debates,” said Los Angeles Times Publisher David D. Hiller. “As the essential source for news and information in Southern California, The Times looks forward to working with CNN again to bring the presidential contenders together in a public forum.”

    To date, CNN has officially announced its sponsorship of several key presidential debates for the 2008 campaign, including two in New Hampshire in June 2007, another in Nevada slated for November 2007 and one in South Carolina planned for January 2008.