NBC NEWS, NATIONAL JOURNAL, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, AND FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100 REPUBLICAN DEBATE SET FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
DEBATE DATE SET ON EVE OF FLORIDA PRIMARY
NEW YORK – September 30, 2011 – NBC News, National Journal, The St. Petersburg Times, and the Florida Council of 100 today announced that their Republican presidential primary debate will take place on Monday, January 30, 2012. The event will fall on the eve of the Florida primary, which state officials today declared will be January 31.
The jointly sponsored debate, first announced in April, will be held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. It is the first time that presidential primary candidates will debate in the arena where one of them will return to accept the nomination.
This historic event will be broadcast in Tampa by WFLA and statewide on other NBC stations as well as air nationally on MSNBC and stream on msnbc.com.