CNN Cancels Pre-Super Tuesday Debate (UPDATED) | Talking Points Memo

Updated February 16, 3:45 p.m. ET

CNN announced Thursday that the debate has been called off: “”Without full participation of all four candidates, CNN will not move forward with the Super Tuesday debate. However, next week, CNN and the Arizona Republican Party will host all four leading contenders for the GOP nomination. That debate will be held in Mesa, Arizona on February 22 and will be moderated by CNN’s John King.”

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at