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The Republican National Committee’s rules committee has passed new rules to cut into the number of presidential primary debates.

{mosads}At a meeting in Memphis, the RNC approved creating a committee to decide which debates candidates can participate in and which media organizations will be involved, including involving more conservative journalists in the process. 

Candidates who violate the rules and participate in other debates will be barred from future ones, a major disincentive.

The new rules come after a marathon slog of debates in 2012 that many Republicans believe hurt their party’s chances to win the White House.

The full RNC will vote on passing the rules on Friday.


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