The Democratic National Committee on Sunday agreed to sanction more debates, including one hosted by MSNBC in New Hampshire later this week, if the candidates agree on the details.
The announcement comes after Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns said they’d meet for four new debates over the coming months.
DNC Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the committee would reconvene negotiations and finalize the schedule with the campaigns early Tuesday. “However, absent agreement on the details, we will give our campaigns the space to focus on the important work of engaging caucus goers in Iowa,” she said in a statement.
Sanders’ and Clinton’s campaigns have not yet come to an agreement on debate dates and locations. The Vermont Senator’s campaign is seeking a firm commitment from the Clinton campaign for debates in March, April and May, while the Clinton campaign wants Sanders to attend a debate next week, a source told TIME on Saturday. Clinton’s campaign team has so far declined to settle on strict dates in March, April and May.
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