There have been a few changes in the debate schedule coming up in December which has prompted several reader emails concerning rescheduled and/or canceled debates. Here is the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding the schedule in December, 2011:

December 10, 2011 9pm ET on ABC
Location: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsor: ABC News, ABC5/WOI-DT, The Des Moines Register and Republican Party of Iowa
Participants: TBD
December 15, 2011 9pm ET on Fox News
Location: Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa
Sponsor: Fox News and Republican Party of Iowa
Participants: TBD

The major changes involve the CNN Arizona GOP debate originally scheduled for December 1st, then rescheduled to November 30th, now finally rescheduled to February 22nd. There will be no debate on December 1st or November 30th.

The December 19th PBS GOP debate from Iowa has been canceled and joined with the December 10th Iowa debate being broadcast by ABC.

The December schedule originally contained 4 debates, however, I’m currently aware of only 2 debates and, in addition, a Presidential forum hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Saturday, December 3rd.

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