GOP requires pledge to back nominee for first presidential debate


The Republican National Committee requires presidential hopefuls to pledge to support. The party’s eventual nominee if they want to take part in the GOP’s first primary debate in Milwaukee on Aug. 23.

The pledge comes as a handful of Republican presidential candidates hedged.

On whether they would support former President Donald Trump. If he wins the party’s presidential nomination.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is set to announce his presidential bid next week. Told Axios earlier this year that he would never endorse Trump again.

Other potential Republican candidates, such as New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu. Have gone a different route: Sununu has argued that while he supports. The nominee, Trump won’t be that person next year.

And Trump himself has not said whether he would sign such a pledge. “There are some people who are running that I wouldn’t be too happy to endorse, so we’ll see,” he said in March.

todaystrendnews News also reported that Trump is considering skipping the first Republican debate.

Republicans will hold their first presidential primary debate in Wisconsin in late August.

The field will meet on August 23, and if enough candidates qualify, the RNC will add another event on August 24. The 2019 primary Democratic debates and the 2015 Republican debates split. The candidates over many days due to the size of the field. .

Also to pledging to support the nominee, the party requires candidates to meet a series of voting. And fundraising thresholds and pledge not to take part in any non-RNC-sponsored debates.

Last year, the RNC voted to bar its candidates from attending general election. Debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a bipartisan group. That for decades has conducted general election. Presidential debates through the 2020 contest between Trump and Joe Biden.

Republican presidential debaters must also meet at-large polling requirements.

Hitting at least 1% in three qualifying national polls conducted after July 1. — Or in two national polls plus one vote from Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.

The RNC has not identified a list of approved pollsters, instead publishing broad. Procedural criteria it will adopt in qualifying votes. Two of the criteria: a sample size of at least 800 registered likely. Republican voters and results that are not “” weighted.

Sample size can be an important issue: few pollsters—including many. That partner with media organizations—contact many respondents in primary polls. In part because of the high costs associated with calling people on the phone.

For example, todaystrendnews News’ last poll in August surveyed a total of 1,000 registered voters.

Republican candidates also must raise money from a least of 40,000 unique donors.

Including 200 unique donors from at least 20 states and territories. According to released RNC criteria.

Setting donor thresholds is not new, as Democrats have included. Similar requirements for their debates in the 2020 election cycle. But during the first Democratic debate in 2019, candidates can qualify. Either through votes or by exceeding fundraising thresholds. Republicans, this time, need to hit both of their candidates.

Ahead of the first Democratic debate in 2019, the party said its 14 candidates. Had hit both the party’s 65,000 unique donor threshold and the on-time vote threshold for that debate.

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