Edwards Pulls Out of Second Fox-Sponsored Debate

By Teddy Davis

Apr 6, 2007 6:02pm

ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Raelyn Johnson Report: Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., has notified the Congressional Black Caucus that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee will not participate in a proposed debate sponsored by Fox News because, in the words of Edwards deputy campaign manager Jonathan Prince, "there’s just no reason for Democrats to give Fox a platform to advance the right-wing agenda while pretending they’re objective."

This is the second time that Edwards has pulled out of a Democratic debate sponsored by Fox News. Earlier this year, Edwards curried favor with liberal activists by pulling out of a Fox debate being planned by the Nevada Democratic Party. The Nevada Democratic Party ultimately dropped Fox as a sponsor.

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