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DNC Drops L.A. Debate

After five party-sanctioned debates and countless forums, the Democrats have now dropped what would have been the next official event on the calendar. A debate that was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 10 was canceled by the Democratic National Committee after several of the candidates said they would not participate as long CBS's news writers remain in a labor dispute with the network. CBS was scheduled to be one of the sponsors of the debate.

"Due to the uncertainty created by the ongoing labor dispute between CBS and the Writers Guild of America, the DNC has canceled the Dec. 10 debate in Los Angeles," DNC Communications Director Karen Finney said in a statement.

The candidates still will have a chance to contest each other on stage. They will participate in a forum on issues affecting minorities on Saturday in Iowa and then debates in Iowa each of the following two weeks.

--Perry Bacon Jr.

By Washington Post editors  |  November 28, 2007; 6:42 PM ET
 
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