After suffering some 2012 debate fatigue when Republican candidates met to discuss issues more than two dozen times, the Republican National Committee announced today it would be restricting the number of debates in the 2016 election cycle to a total of just 12.
The RNC confirmed at its winter meeting in San Diego that there will definitely be nine debates, with the possibility for three more being added.
Each debate will be hosted by a TV news network in partnership with a conservative media panelist.
“Our goal has always been to have an element of conservatives,” in each debate, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.
Here is the current schedule of debates:
Fox News -- August 2015, Ohio
CNN -- September 2015, California
CNBC -- October 2015, Colorado
Fox Business -- November 2015, Wisconsin
CNN -- December 2016, Nevada
Fox News -- January 2016, Iowa
ABC News -- February 2016, New Hampshire
CBS News -- February 2016, South Carolina
NBC/Telemundo -- February 2016, Florida