Republicans who are hoping to become the nominee for the 2024 presidential election are facing challenges with upcoming debates due to the rules set by the Republican National Committee (RNC).
According to The New York Times, the RNC’s rules for the first debate pose a challenge for underfunded candidates. The rules state that candidates must have at least 1% support in three recognized polls, and they must have received donations from at least 65,000 different people, with at least 200 donors in 20 different states.
CNN reports that the RNC has set a polling and donor threshold to qualify for the first presidential debate on August 23. The candidates must have at least 1% support in three recognized polls and must have received donations from at least 65,000 different people, with at least 200 donors in 20 different states.
POLITICO reports that the RNC will require debate participants to support the eventual nominee. This move comes after the 2016 election, which attracted several Republican candidates who refused to support Donald Trump, the eventual nominee.
The Washington Post reports that the rules set by Republicans for the presidential debates could exclude some candidates, who may not meet the threshold for polling and donor support.
Finally, Axios reports that TV networks are battling to secure the rights to broadcast the Republican debates. This competition highlights the importance of the debates in the lead-up to the election.
Overall, the RNC’s rules for the upcoming debates are creating challenges for Republican candidates. With polling and donor thresholds to meet and a requirement to support the eventual nominee, contenders will need to carefully navigate the debate process to secure the nomination for the upcoming election.