July 20th, 2007
12:25 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain to attend CNN/You Tube debate

McCain will attend the CNN/YouTube debate this September, he announced Friday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -  White House hopeful John McCain will participate in the upcoming CNN/YouTube GOP presidential debate in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Arizona Republican announced Friday

"I look forward to returning to Florida and communicating with voters nationwide in the CNN/YouTube presidential debate,” McCain said. “I commend both CNN and YouTube for hosting this historic debate that will increase participation by opening up the political conversation to interested voters across the country via user-generated video.”

McCain’s announcement came shortly before Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist officially announced the event will be held on September 17.

Earlier in the year, Florida officially moved its presidential primary to January 29.

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  1. Lee, Smyrna GA

    the sound of crickets chirping...

    July 20, 2007 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. bret, atl, ga

    Yeah, why does this warrant its own headline? ZOMG MCCAIN GO 2 DEB8 BUT NO $$$ OH NOEZ

    Come on CNN, let the poor guy ride into the sunset with at least some shred of dignity.

    July 20, 2007 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Jason, Seattle, WA

    Why does CNN continually give McCain coverage? ITS TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!!! These so called "top tier" canidates are not the answer to our problems, they ARE part of the problem!! Hillary, Guilliani, Romney, and McCain are part of the problem!!! Don't vote for them!

    July 20, 2007 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Scott, St. Petersburg, FL

    Since CNN only backs the top 3 candidates in each party, I feel obligated to point out that Congressman Ron Paul will also participate in the St. Petersburg debate. I would also like to point out that John McCain won't be in the top 3 much longer.

    July 21, 2007 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  5. Sam, Penna.


    July 22, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Jov From Bronx New York

    McCain Is The Only One Who Understand That This War Is A War We Cant Lose And I Think He Should Be Elected The Next President Because He Was In The Navy And Understands What Needs To Be Done.

    July 23, 2007 11:38 am at 11:38 am |