#BREAKING: @ChrisSununu tells me that he is NOT running for President. Live now on @CNN. pic.twitter.com/TXhfEjzFKD
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) June 5, 2023
Some people are very hard to satisfy…
Not to be too churlish, and good for Governor Sununu on this, but criticizing Trump on his policy failures, while not noting that he is also a sociopath who incited an insurrection seems a little too gentle https://t.co/VfdhefInIT
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 5, 2023
JUST IN: RNC announces criteria for first GOP debate this summer
— Candidates must sign pledge to support eventual nominee
— Candidates must have a minimum of 40,000 unique donors with 200 per state/territory in at least 20 states
— Poll at least 1% in three recognized polls pic.twitter.com/LsZzeRTJQT
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 2, 2023
… The criteria for the debate, scheduled for Aug. 23 in Milwaukee, come as the Republican presidential primary field grows more crowded, with several contenders expected to join the race in the coming days and weeks. A second debate could be held on Aug. 24 if enough candidates qualify, the R.N.C. said in a statement.
To qualify for the stage, candidates must garner support of at least 1 percent in multiple national polls recognized by the committee, and some polling from the early-voting states will count as well. The candidates must also have a minimum of 40,000 unique donors to their campaign, with at least 200 unique donors per state or territory, in 20 states and territories, according to the committee.
The 40,000-donor debate threshold is likely to prove a consequential and costly barrier to some underfunded candidates. Republican campaigns had already been told informally about the criteria, and some were racing to ensure they had enough donors. Some super PACs are spending money for online ads to drive small donations to the campaigns…
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