On Friday, the Republican National Committee announced the dates and sponsors for its nine sanctioned debates from August 2015 through March 1, 2016.
“The 2016 cycle is underway, and I can tell you it will be a landmark election for Republicans,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. “This schedule ensures we will have a robust discussion among our candidates while also allowing the candidates to focus their time engaging with Republican voters.”
The GOP’s nine sanctioned debates are as follows:
1. Fox News
4. Fox Business
6. Fox News
7. ABC News
8. CBS News
The RNC says it will make additional announcements in the days ahead regarding broadcast and conservative media partners and panelists.
“The American people are tired of President Obama’s policies, and I am confident the debate process will enable candidates to communicate their ideas and ultimately help us elect a Republican president in 2016 to get our country back on track,” said Priebus.