CNN finalizes details for GOP debate in Tampa on Sept. 12

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CNN will televise a Republican presidential debate on Sept. 12 in Tampa ahead of a Fox News-Republican Party of Florida debate set for Sept. 22 in Orlando, reports the News Service of Florida. A release from CNN about the debate, set for Tampa’s Florida State Fairgrounds, doesn’t list which candidates have agreed to participate. Wolf Blitzer will moderate. The Orlando debate comes during a busy period for presidential candidates in Florida, coming up against the CPAC-FL conference the next day.

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