June 25th, 2007
03:45 PM ET
9 years ago

CNN to partner with LA Times, Politico for final GOP debate before Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced Monday that it has joined with CNN, the Los Angeles Times and Politico.com to host the final GOP presidential debate before the February 5, 2008 "Super-Tuesday" elections when California, Florida and as many as 20 other states hold primaries.

Nancy Reagan has extended invitations to the GOP frontrunners seeking their party's presidential nomination to participate in this final debate, which will take place at the Reagan Library on January 30, 2008. More specific details about this historic event will be announced at a later date.

"We are very pleased to be a host of the final Republican presidential debate before Super Tuesday," said Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. "Given the timing, this debate should play an important role in the outcome of the presidential election and it is extremely fitting that it will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library."

"The Reagan Presidential Library is delighted to be able to host this important debate on the eve of these crucial primary votes," said Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., chairman of the board of trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation. "It was President Reagan's dream that his Library play a meaningful role in our democratic process and this event will be another milestone toward fulfilling that goal."

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  1. Chris Moller, Cary NC

    It will be interesting to observe what, if any, positive or negative, difference there will be between the treatment Ron Paul got from both the media and his fellow Republicans during and after the last debate versus the treatment he'll get in January.

    June 25, 2007 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  2. Aaron, Bondurant IA

    Are they going to invite everyone that is still in the race, or just the 'top-tier' 3... you know, the 3 guys that the media says are the best...

    June 26, 2007 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  3. mike

    Well Ron paul got 2nd in nevada and 1st in lousiana and was also the TOP money raiser inthe 4th quarter, so he will definetly be invited. Guillani is the one they will probably excluded because he has not gotten better than 4th place this entire race. Ron paul is considered "top tier" because he is the leading money raiser of all of them.

    January 25, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |