First debate of 2012 election cycle announced
With the dust almost settled on the 2010 midterm elections, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., wasted no time with its announcement Thursday that it will host the first GOP primary debate in spring 2011 -- which is just a few months away -- to be moderated by NBC and Politico. From the announcement:
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan today announced plans to invite all of the leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination to two debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The Reagan Presidential Foundation plans to play host to both the first GOP presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle in spring 2011 and a second GOP debate on the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries.
The Reagan library opened the 2008 primary debate season on May 3, 2007. Given that presidential campaigns tend to begin earlier and earlier every four years, we can probably expect next year's first debate around the time that the cherry blossoms start blooming in Washington. Get ready, because the 2012 campaign is literally right around the corner.
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| November 11, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
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