Fox News Will Host First 2024 Republican Presidential Primary Debate in Milwaukee

he Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Wednesday that Fox News will host the first GOP presidential primary debate in the 2024 cycle.

The debate, titled the “Fox News Republican Primary Debate with partners Young America’s Foundation and Rumble,” will take place during the month of August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention.

“I am excited to announce that our first debate in Milwaukee will be in partnership with Fox News, Young America’s Foundation, and Rumble,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement first shared with Fox News on Wednesday.

McDaniel emphasized that “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.”

The debate will be televised exclusively on Fox News, and Rumble is the live-streaming partner.

Rumble chairman and CEO Chris Pavlovski said in a statement that “Rumble’s mission to protect free speech is not just a slogan, it runs through the DNA of our company. We are thrilled to partner with the RNC to bring the debate stage online and help promote open dialogue. Rumble saw record traffic and user engagement during the 2022 midterms, and we’re ready to be the premier platform for all candidates in the 2024 elections.”

And 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 debate will coincide with the RNC’s summer meeting, which is also being held in Milwaukee, 11 months ahead of next year’s convention.

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