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Grover Norquist says Limbaugh-hosted GOP debate would be 'not useful

Grover Norquist says Limbaugh-hosted GOP debate would be 'not useful

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist (the anti-more taxes guy) doesn't think a 2016 Republican primary debate moderated by conservative radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin is a good idea. He said such a format would be "not useful," according to The Hill.

“What you want is Republican questions for Republican guys so that the Republicans can be informed in a primary,” Norquist told the Washington, D.C.-based paper.

From the report:

He also said the radio hosts, despite their popularity, did not necessarily represent the Republican mainstream. He pointed toward immigration reform as an example, saying that while Levin opposes comprehensive immigration reform fiercely, polls show most Republicans are amenable to it.

The Republican National Committee has reportedly flirted with the idea of conservative radio hosts like Sean Hannity, Limbaugh or Levin moderating 2016 GOP primary debates. In mid-August, an RNC source told TheBlaze that it was "too early" to consider potential moderators but that the RNC would be taking steps to take more control over the debate format, as opposed to handing it over to members of the mainstream press.


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