GOP candidate for president Newt Gingrich, who has gotten some significant mileage out of the televised debates this primary cycle, may not be finished debating. But the networks that hand over precious air time, may be. Toward the end of today’s Washington Post story on Gingrich‘s plans going forward, there is a line about the Gingrich campaign looking toward more debates.
His strategists are also lobbying two networks — Fox News and ABC — to add debates to the schedule between now and March.
But those networks say that’s not the case. Fox News tells us no one from Gingrich’s team has lobbied them. And we’re told it’s unlikely Fox News will have another debate for the remainder of the GOP primary season. ABC tells us no one has lobbied them either, but a standing invitation is out to the candidates to debate on “This Week.”
The next debates are tentatively set for February 22, in Arizona on CNN;
March 1 in Georgia also on CNN;
and March 5 in California on NBC.