It’s Definitely a Wild and Crazy Idea, If Not a Particularly Democratic One: Republicans Consider Selling Broadcast Rights for Presidential Primary Debates

Mar 17, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Republican National Committee is debating sanctioning party presidential primary debates and selling the broadcast rights, reports CNN.com.

The proposal was discussed during a meeting last week of top RNC officials, although it’s unclear if it’s legal for the group to sell broadcasting rights, since it might be considered a political contribution under federal law, the story notes.

It’s also not known whether news organizations would pay to exclusively air a presidential primary debate, it adds. CNN and other news broadcasters have said they plan to hold presidential primary debates in 2011 and 2012.

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  1. I thought the primaries, and especially those that run, were already bought and sold.

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