RNC considers selling TV rights of presidential primary debates
March 15th, 2011
07:48 PM ET
9 years ago

RNC considers selling TV rights of presidential primary debates


Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast rights to news outlets, two Republicans with knowledge of the idea tell CNN.

The proposal was mentioned last week during a meeting of top RNC officials and a handful of political operatives representing potential GOP presidential candidates.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • RNC
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  1. greyhackles

    So, which network is going to be stoopid enough to actually pay to watch a clown bus load of losers "debate"?

    Oh, wait. The answer is clearly "FOX"...

    March 15, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  2. Jay

    I wonder if FOX News would end up with these Republican events?

    Hmmm, I just wonder if that will happen.

    March 15, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    why don't they just put it on FoxNews and be done with it? You know that's where they REALLY want it.

    March 15, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    [t is unclear if it is legal for the RNC to sell the broadcasting rights or whether it would constitute a prohibited political contribution in the eyes of federal law.]

    That’s NOT going to stop them – LQQK @ what they did in Wisconsin!!! They broke all kinds of laws to BUST the Unions!!!

    PAH-LEEEEEEZZZZZEEEEE – just like this story says – Who’s going to BUY IT???

    March 15, 2011 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. Charlie from the North

    Are you serious? This is the stupidest thing I've heard in a while and that's saying something since I live in Maine and Paul LePage is my governor.

    March 15, 2011 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |