CNN Will Divide Republican Debate Into Two Groups

By Mark Joyella 

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CNN has announced its plans for a Republican debate in September, with plans to divide the candidates into two groups, with one group including top ten candidates according to public polling, and the second group including candidates who meet the minimum threshold of 1 percent in public polling but are ranked outside the top ten.

“We support and respect the decision CNN has made,” said Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, in a comment to CNN about the debate’s format.

The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and will air live on CNN, CNN International and CNN Espanol.

On Wednesday, Fox News also released details of its Republican debate in August.