The Republican National Committee has released the schedule of sanctioned debates and we’re now getting some details about the first debate schedule in August. According to the RNC chairman, the event will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, and is tentatively set for August 6.


Report from USAToday:

The Republican Party’s first presidential debate of the 2016 election season will happen here, tentatively set for Aug. 15, the Republican National Committee chairman said Wednesday.

Republicans also will have their 2015 summer meeting in this northeast Ohio city to familiarize key players with the area ahead of the Republican National Convention, which will be held July 18 to 21, 2016. Dates for this year’s meeting have not been announced but are likely to be Aug. 5 to 7; last year’s summer meeting was Aug. 6 to 8 in Chicago.

“We’re going to have the first debate in Cleveland,” Chairman Reince Priebus said. “And we’re going to have our summer meeting for the Republican National Committee in Cleveland during the first week in August, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

The Republican debate schedule calls for nine party-sanctioned debates over seven months. No state would play host to more than one.

We knew it was in Ohio, now we know it’s the same city which will hold the Republican National Convention in 2016. Fox News will host and broadcast the first debate, set for Thursday, August 6, 2015.


The final date has been set for Thursday, August 6, 2015.