Fox News adds two more GOP debates to 2012 campaign

Dylan Stableford

Fox News announced on Thursday that it is hosting two more debates during the GOP presidential primary.

The first of the new events will take place in Sioux City, Iowa, on Dec. 15, with the Iowa Republican Party serving as a co-sponsor; the second will be in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Jan. 16. The moderator for both debates will be Bret Baier, and both will be live-streamed on the Fox Network YouTube channel simultaneously with the TV broadcast.

There have been a total of eight Republican debates to date. The addition of these two latest events brings the total of remaining debates on the primary schedule to 15. There were a total of 26 Democratic primary debates and 21 for the GOP during the 2007-2008 presidential election cycle.

The last Republican debate broadcast by Fox News--co-produced with Google--drew the biggest television audience of any debate of the 2012 campaign cycle to date.

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