Series to Open with West Virginia GOP Senate Primary Debate on May 1st
Debates to be Co-Moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum
NEW YORK – April 19, 2018 — FOX News Channel (FNC) will launch the America’s Election Headquarters 2018 midterm election series, the network announced today. Kicking off the series will be a West Virginia GOP Senate primary debate held on Tuesday, May 1st with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia from 6:30-7:30PM/ET. Candidates who reach a threshold of 10% in a FOX News poll released next week will be invited to participate in the debate.
On Thursday, June 28th, FNC will partner with the Florida GOP to host a Republican gubernatorial primary debate in Orlando, Florida. Again, Baier and MacCallum will co-moderate the event live from the Gaylord Palms Resort in front of a live audience. Candidate entry will be based on state polling.
Ahead of each of the debates, FNC will feature 30-minute editions of Special Report where chief political anchor Bret Baier will inform viewers of the latest news pertaining to each debate. After the event, at 7:30PM/ET, anchor Martha MacCallum will break down the news from each debate with top newsmakers and analysts during abbreviated versions of The Story.
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