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CNN moves primetime debate up an hour to 8pm

CNN has changed the time for its primetime debate, moving it up an hour from 9pm to 8pm ET, reports Politico. Just last week, the network revised the debate rules to allow for the likely inclusion of Carly Fiorina.

The earlier debate with candidates who polled at least 1 percent in three national polls will start at 6 p.m. EST, ending at 7:45 p.m. EST.

According to sources who were on the call, candidates will not give opening and closing statements though they will have a 15- to 20-second window to introduce themselves. Candidates will also have one minute to respond to questions and 30-second rebuttals, if their name is invoked by another candidate.


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