View Full Version : GOP pullout of FoxForum made Reuters

01-07-2008, 12:26 AM
Not sure if this has been posted, but Reuters used the Business Wire article. It was distributed Sat Jan 5.

ARLINGTON, Va.--(Business Wire)--The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign praises the New Hampshire
Republican Party's decision to pull its sponsorship of the Fox News
forum in protest of Fox's decision to exclude Congressman Ron Paul.

"The New Hampshire Republican Party did the right thing by pulling
its sponsorship for Fox's candidate forum," said Ron Paul 2008
spokesman Jesse Benton. "'Fox News' decision to exclude Congressman
Paul is unfair, but it won't stop Dr. Paul's message of freedom, peace
and prosperity from resonating with the people of New Hampshire."

Today, New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen
released the following statement regarding Sunday's Republican forum
on FOX:

"The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary serves a national
purpose by giving all candidates an equal opportunity on a level
playing field. Only in New Hampshire do lesser known, lesser funded
underdogs have a fighting chance to establish themselves as national
figures. Consistent with that tradition, we believe all recognized
major candidates should have an equal opportunity to participate in
pre-primary debates and forums.

"This principle applies to tonight's debates on ABC as well as
Sunday's planned forum on FOX. The New Hampshire Republican Party
believes Congressmen Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter should be included in
the FOX forum on Sunday evening. Our mutual efforts to resolve this
difference have failed.

"While we understand that FOX News continues to move forward it is
with regret, the New Hampshire Republican Party hereby withdraws as a
partner in this forum."

Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee
Jesse Benton, 703-248-9115

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