CNN announced today that Wolf Blitzer will moderate the upcoming Republican presidential candidates’ primary debate on February 25th. CNN, along with Telemundo and Salem Media Group will host the RNC Debate at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music Opera House.
Telemundo News co-anchor Maria Celeste Arrarás, Salem talk radio host Hugh Hewitt and CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will join as questioners. The debate will air live on the CNN television networks, CNN.com and in Spanish on the Telemundo network. Telemundo is the only Spanish-language TV network hosting a RNC sanctioned debate this election cycle. In addition, Salem Radio Network will be the exclusive radio provider for the debate. This will be the final RNC sanctioned debate before the March 1st Super Tuesday primary elections. As previously announced, Google is partnering with the RNC to create the Spin Room and Press File Center for the debate.
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