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New Hampshire Republicans dump FOX

Reported by Chrish - January 5, 2008 -

Ten months ago the Nevada Democratic Party dropped plans to co-sponsor a presidential debate with FOX News. Today the New Hampshire Republican Party joins them in distancing themselves from FOX News.

It is reported on Boston.com by James Pindell that because of the FOX decision to limit the "number" of candidates permitted to participate, the NHGOP will not co-sponsor the event.

“The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary serves a national purpose by giving all candidates an equal opportunity on a level playing field," said Republican chair Fergus Cullen. "Only in New Hampshire do lesser known, lesser funded underdogs have a fighting chance to establish themselves as national figures."

Dr. Ron Paul, R-TX, was excluded from the invitation list supposedly for his low poll numbers. However, other candidates who have garnered less public support and raised less money were invited.