Candidate Revolt Could Prompt DNC To Expand Debate Schedule
Candidates called for another debate before New Hampshire, but the DNC says it will look at the debate schedule after the New Hampshire primary.By Eugene Daniels | January 27, 2016
MSNBC and the largest newspaper in New Hampshire have added a Democratic primary debate to the schedule. Sort of. Maybe.
The debate, which is scheduled to take place Feb. 4, is unsanctioned by the Democratic Party, meaning any candidate who actually participates would be unable to attend any Democratic National Committee sanctioned debates. That rule has only been implemented during this primary, and networks have gotten around this rule by adding town halls, where the candidates are questioned alone by a moderator or the crowd.
Unsurprisingly, Gov. Martin O'Malley is all for it. He's been calling for more debates throughout the process. But front-runner Hillary Clinton is also pushing for the DNC to actually sanction the debate. (Video via Hillary for America)