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Fox News Adds Candidate Forum This Weekend

Photo by Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune
Most of the GOP presidential candidates will be in New York this weekend.

The GOP Presidential hopefuls already had two Iowa debate on the schedule in December. Now, Fox News has added an 90-minute candidate forum on the 3rd at the network's HQ in New York City. The forum will be hosted by 2008 GOP presidential candidate and Fox talk show host Mike Huckabee.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has confirmed he'll be there, along with Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Herman Cain, who is "reassessing" his campaign after allegations of a 13 year affair, has not said if he'll be there. Jon Huntsman has also not confirmed.

The forum will conduct 8-10 minute individual interviews with the candidates. Then allow each a one minute rebuttal, again from separate recording areas. In a letter from Fox to the candidates, the network stressed that, " no point will candidates have on-air interaction with each other."

There will be no studio audience for the forum.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.