Fox News Announces GOP Forum for Candidates Shut Out of August Debate

By Mark Joyella Comment

Fox News Channel will host a candidate forum for Republican candidates who do not qualify for the network’s GOP debate on August 6. “As we noted when we first announced the debate criteria, our intention has always been to provide coverage to the wide field of Republican candidates and we are glad to present these details today,” said FNC executive vice president of news editorial Michael Clemente.

The forum, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, will be moderated by Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum. It will be carried live on Fox News from 1-3pmET.

Candidates who fall short of qualifying for the Fox News debate later that night (9-11pmET) will be invited to participate in the 90-minute forum.

Moderated by America’s Newsroom co-anchors, Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum, the forum will be presented live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH from 1-3PM/ET on FNC, as well as on the network’s other platforms, including FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com.

The candidates, who do not qualify for the primetime GOP primary debate–but score at least 1% or higher in national polls–will be among those invited to participate in the 90-minute forum, which is part of the additional planned candidate coverage previously announced by the network. Following the forum, the network and Facebook will present the primetime debate from 9-11PM/ET.

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