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Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin mulled as 2016 GOP moderators
Republican insiders say the next presidential campaign season may see some star power from the hard-core conservative crowd, via debates moderated by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity.
“It makes a lot of sense,” one Republican insider told the Washington Examiner. “We’d get a huge viewership, they’d make a lot of news and maybe have some fun, too.”
The consideration comes as Republican National Committee leaders are vowing to stave off the type of liberal media slant that they say marked the previous presidential debates between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney — particularly from CNN’s Candy Crowley, who inserted her erroneous opinion into one of Mr. Romney’s answers, seemingly in defense of Mr. Obama.
The notion of tapping the trio of conservative talking wonks gathered steam when RNC communications head Sean Spicer, during a Sirius XM Radio interview last week, said that “Mark Levin should ask the questions” in upcoming debates during the campaign season.
“I mean, there’s a lot of good people out there that can actually understand the base of the Republican Party, the primary voters,” Mr. Priebus said.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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