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The Republican National Committee announced today that the party’s next scheduled presidential debate, set for November 19 in Des Moines, Iowa, has been postponed. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader debate on November 22 in Washington. Those with tickets for the Iowa debate may redeem them at Repubhub.com.
“Many of the candidates have been suffering from jet lag and burnout because of the extensive debate calendar,” an RNC spokesperson said. “We felt everyone could use a couple extra days off.”
The RNC has itself to blame for the burnout. Sources say the committee foresaw the unexceptional field of candidates this summer and, hoping to compensate with quantity, scheduled the 115 debates.