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Republicans move February debate from NBC to CNN

Republicans move February debate from NBC to CNN

The Republican National Committee has made good on its promise to cut NBC out of its primary debate schedule.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement late Monday announcing the cancellation of a partnership with NBC, which was set to carry a primary debate from Houston on Feb. 26. The event will now be staged one night earlier by CNN.

The committee was intent on punishing NBC over what it perceived as harsh treatment from the panel of CNBC moderators at the Oct. 28 Republican primary debate shown on the cable network.

CNBC is owned by NBCUniversal but operates separately from NBC News.

The RNC said NBC's Spanish-language network Telemundo, the conservative...

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