The host of the first 2024 Republican presidential primary will be the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the late summer or early fall — and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel had more news about the changes upcoming.
“We are going to host the very first debate with Fox News. It’ll be a Fox News Republican primary debate,” McDaniel told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
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Partnering with Fox News Channel isn’t an unexpected move. The cable news giant hosted the first 2015 Republican primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio. But what is new the altered streaming strategy meant to expand the reach of the Republican National Committee’s key 2024 election event outside the reach of Big Tech.
“We’re also going to partner with some pretty exciting partners,” McDaniel said. “For the first time ever, we’re going to live stream on Rumble. We’re getting away from Big Tech, YouTube’s owned by Google.”
“We’re going to have an RNC channel on Rumble,” she said. “And then the Young Americas Foundation, which is run by Scott Walker, to really reach out to young voters. They’re based in Wisconsin, so they’re going to be a partner as well.”
The official date has not yet been set, but is expected sometime in late summer or early fall. It will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The 2015 Republican primary debates started August 5th and were held 12 times among a slowly narrowing field. The last debate was held on March 10, 2016.
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So far, former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy have all formerly declared.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has formed an exploratory committee. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence are expected to announce their candidacy soon.
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