Georgia, Ohio Republicans partner with CNN for Super Tuesday debate
February 9th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
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Georgia, Ohio Republicans partner with CNN for Super Tuesday debate

Washington (CNN) - The Republican parties of Georgia and Ohio will partner with CNN next month for a "Super Tuesday" debate, state GOP officials announced Thursday.

Georgia, 76, and Ohio, 66, have the most delegates at stake on March 6, when 10 states hold either a primary or caucus.

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Unlike recent GOP presidential primaries, the 2012 contest could turn into a long battle for delegates that stretches into early June.

"With a combined 142 delegates up for grabs on March 6th, Georgia and Ohio are truly the power brokers in this year's Republican presidential contest," said Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue Everhart.

The debate, which was announced by the Georgia Republican Party and CNN in November, will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Ohio will serve as the primary remote location for the event. Registered Georgia and Ohio Republican voters will have an opportunity to pose questions to the presidential candidates live during the debate.

"As residents of the quintessential presidential battleground state, Ohio voters have always taken their role in vetting and electing presidential candidates very seriously," said Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine.

The debate will air live on March 1, at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International and streamed on CNN.com. Officials said an announcement on the venues would be forthcoming.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    We really don't need anymore debates at this point. Isn't 20 enough??? Candidates should cancel this and spend their time campaigning. Debates shouldn't have been turned into a reality TV series.

    February 9, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. Larry in Houston

    Romney needs to win the next debate, hands down, IF he wants to take Ohio / Georgia, or even Arizona. If he loses Ohio & Arizona the 28th of Feb – to Santorum, he's going to be in trouble, period. He's got to place 1st, in Both of those States, period. Gingrich is out, if he places 3rd, in any of these.( even IF he carries the southern States )

    February 9, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    Feb 22nd Wednesday and March 1st Thursday I already marked in my calendar, I wish we have more debates

    February 9, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  4. JOHN

    CNN are really bad moderators they ask really soft questions. For example doing the last two debates Wolf got push around Newt and John got slap Newt. CNN need to man up and ask some really hard questions

    February 9, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Goody, goody, goody. We get to watch them posture and pander themselves even further to the right. Now if you are a conservative and think that they have had enough debates, then it is your own faults. If you folks had made up your minds and coalesced around a single candidate, wrapping this thing up into one neat academic bundle, then we would be conducting yet another debate. Would we? More debates are your own undecided fault.

    February 9, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. once upon a horse

    maybe one of them will make Newt mad again so he can attack the "evil left wing media"..he usually gets on a roll when he can do that.

    February 9, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. george of the jungle

    Just another stagnent debate. Instead of working on improving the economy repos are debating a 50 year old issue of birth control. Thats how out of touch they are. Church does not dictate to the government. Leave womans rights alone and see if you can bring up your dismal rating in congress. Obama/Biden 2012

    February 9, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    @ JOHN
    Wolf Blitzer is best Moderator, his questions are soft I agree but his follow up questions never easy, he never misses the chance once candidate slip that’s it Wolf will drill the candidate
    I was fan of John king no more after his show time slot change he don’t ask follow up questions he lost his trend

    February 9, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    JOHN

    CNN are really bad moderators they ask really soft questions. For example doing the last two debates Wolf got push around Newt and John got slap Newt. CNN need to man up and ask some really hard questions
    ----------------
    And what happened to Newt's campaign following those debate performances? He nose dived in the primaries, and his campaign is in a tail spin that's turning into a death spiral. Except for one thing. Newt seems to have a "rich uncle" who is bank rolling almost his entire campaign.

    Santorum seems to have one, too. I find it fascinating to watch the conservative money being spent by people of differing ideologies. Santorum's "rich uncle" seems to place utmost importance on social issues. Newt's rich uncle seems to want to empasize the Tea Party outsider coming to DC to clean it up by force of will. Romney's "rich uncle" seems to establishment of the Republican Party. I think Ron Paul's "rich uncle" is no longer with him, if he ever was.

    February 9, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  10. Bruce Laube

    Much adoo about nothing. The one percent party! They talk about government restrictions, and then they want to pass laws with more government restrictions? Yea Right!

    February 9, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. frespech

    We want Rowland back.

    February 9, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    No one has asked Romney to produce his birth certificate. So far, we have NO idea if he's even a citizen and eligible to run.

    February 9, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |