(Republican Leader) – Fox News Channel has announced anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the first debate on August 23rd.
“We are extremely proud to have Bret and Martha moderating the first debate of the 2024 presidential election season as Americans learn more about the candidates ahead of exercising their constitutional right to vote,” FOX News Media President Jay Wallace went on to reveal in a statement.
“The debate will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention, at the Fiserv Forum. Baier is Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor and hosts ‘Special Report’ on weekday evenings at 6 p.m. ET. The program is cable news’ highest-rated newscast. MacCallum anchors and serves as executive editor of ‘The Story,’ which is the top-rated news program in its 3 p.m. ET time slot,” Fox News reported.
“Throughout their tenures at the network, Baier and MacCallum have played key roles in the coverage of every major political event. Most recently, they co-anchored special programming for President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address, the 2022 midterm elections, the 2020 presidential election and the 2018 midterms. Their coverage has ranked number one in the ratings, outpacing cable news and broadcast coverage for the past five years,” Fox continued.
The RNC announced back in April that the first debate would be put together by Fox News and hosted on the network. Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman for the Republican National Committee, stated during that time “the next President of the United States will be on our debate stage, and we look forward to hosting a fair and transparent platform for our great candidates to debate and share our winning Republican message with voters across the country.”
“Former two-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who serves as YAF president, said in a statement that ‘as the premier organization working with young people in the conservative movement, we at Young America’s Foundation are thrilled to be a partner with the Republican National Committee, Fox News, and Rumble for the first Republican Presidential Primary Debate in August. This is a great time to introduce more young Americans to the value of freedom and opportunity for all,'” the piece added.
As of right now, former President Donald Trump is the frontrunner in most of the polls taken, which, if he wins the primary, would be his third time as the party nominee. If that ends up happening, Trump would be the first individual in the history of the Republican Party to be nominated three times in a row as a candidate for commander-in-chief.
The only other person running that even remotely poses a challenge to Trump is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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