We’re learning more about the Republican debate taking place on August 11th from the Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa. The debate is sponsored by the Iowa Republican Party, Fox News and The Washington Examiner.
Air time: 9pm EST, 8pm CST on Fox News Channel
The event page from ISU can be found here: GOP Presidential Debate.
Press release from Fox News:
FOX News and The Washington Examiner, in conjunction with the Iowa Republican Party, will present the first Iowa presidential debate on August 11th. The debate will take place at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and will set the stage for the Iowa Republican Party Ames Straw Poll on August 13th.
In making the announcement, FOX News Senior Vice President of News Michael Clemente said, “FOX News is proud to partner with The Washington Examiner and the Iowa GOP to kick off the 2012 election season and provide viewers the most thorough coverage of this important debate.”
Stephen G. Smith, editor of The Washington Examiner, added, “This is shaping up as a pivotal race, and we’re proud to be part of the conversation as the Republicans choose their candidate. We’re especially pleased to collaborate with FOX, which showed at the May debate in South Carolina that it is second to none in showcasing the candidates and drawing them out on key issues.”
We don’t know who will be attending this debate but it appears that all major candidates will be present on the stage. The question is whether some last-minute additions such as Texas Governor Rick Perry will decide to make an entrance prior to this debate and choose to participate in it.