Iowa GOP, Fox News set presidential debate for week before Iowa Caucuses
The Republican Party of Iowa and Fox News Channel announced details Tuesday for a presidential debate scheduled for the week before the Iowa Caucuses. While no specific date is given, the caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 6, 2012.
The debate will be held in the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City.
“Iowa is once again taking center stage as Republican voters embrace their responsibility of starting the nomination process, and I am proud to bring an historic piece of that process to Siouxland,” said Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn. “No longer will Republicans in Northwest Iowa have to settle for watching high-profile caucus debates hosted hundreds of miles away, they will be active participants in the process.”
This will be the second debate organized by the Iowa GOP and Fox. The first will be held Aug. 11, two days before the Ames Straw Poll.