Quantcast
Home / Election 2014 / GOP official: Party considering changes in debates

GOP official: Party considering changes in debates

Republican presidential candidates stand together before a Republican debate Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

A Republican National Committee official says party leaders are troubled by the staging of recent presidential debates and are interested in having the party take control of the events for the 2016 election cycle.

Arizona national committeeman and the chairman of the RNC’s rules committee, Bruce Ash, says he and other party officials are concerned that the party doesn’t have full control over such matters as debate topics, broadcasts, locations and audiences.

Ash says what’s at stake is how the candidates are introduced to the country.

Ash says the concerns and the possibility of making changes for 2016 will be discussed by the RNC during an April meeting to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

Attorney general says counties can maintain own voter rolls

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says county election officials can maintain separate voter databases but are legally required to send voter information to the secretary of state's office.