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This just in about the push for the GOP gubernatorial and Senate candidates to face off in debates at the California Republican Party's convention next month.

The state party's chief operating officer, Brent Lowder, has issued the following clarification on the status of potential candidate debates at the spring convention.

Based on some confusion arising from my statement yesterday on potential convention debates, I would like to clarify the exact position of the California Republican Party. We are currently moving forward with a convention that has no planned debates in the GOP primaries for Governor or United States Senate because our discussions with the campaigns did not indicate that all candidates would participate. If we were to hear from all of the major candidates in either of those primaries that they would like the CRP to facilitate a debate at the convention, we would be pleased to do so.

GOP guv-hopeful Steve Poizner has long been calling for the candidates to face off in front of party delegates at the convention, which runs March 12-14. U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore had also been pushing for a convention debate.

Click here for today's earlier post.


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