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Iowa Debate Moves to Dec. 19

October 21, 2011

An Iowa presidential deabte begin co-sponsored by The Des Moines Register and PBS Newshour has been rescheduled for December 19, the paper announced Friday.

The debate was originally scheduled for January 12, in Johnston, Iowa, but had to be moved after the state Republican party selected January 3rd for their first-in-the-nation caucuses.

The original target date for the Iowa caucuses was February 3. But Florida's decision to hold its primary on January 31 threw the early state calendar into a state of upheaval, prompting Iowa to move up into early January.

The debate, at 4 p.m. EST, will conclude a jam-packed month of debates in the state: An ABC News/Iowa Republican Party debate is lsated for December 10 in Des Moines and a Fox News/Iowa Republican Party debate will be held in Sioux City on December 15.

The Dec. 19 debate will be held in partnership with Google, YouTube and Iowa Public Television. PBS News' Judy Woodruff will be the host.

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