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SCGOP: No CNN, NBC Debates In South Carolina



Columbia, S.C. – This morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sent letters to NBC and CNN regarding their intentions to produce films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton.

In his letters, Chairman Priebus said that if CNN and NBC proceed, he will seek a binding vote of the full Republican National Committee that would bar Republicans from participating in any primary or Presidential debate with the two networks.

S.C. Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore fully supports Chairman Priebus’ position and will vote to ratify it at the next Republican National Committee meeting, held this month in Boston, unless the two networks stop producing the films:

“I say, ‘Not in South Carolina!’ to debates produced by networks that act more like Hillary Clinton’s campaign team than unbiased news sources,” said Chairman Moore. “Such political favoritism has no place in American journalism. It’s unacceptable, and those networks have no business hosting Presidential debates in South Carolina unless they stop production.”

South Carolina has hosted the “First in the South” Republican Presidential Primary since 1980. In the 2012 election cycle, five Presidential debates were held in South Carolina.

Read Chairman Priebus’ letter to NBC:

Read Chairman Priebus’ letter to CNN:

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