Senator Clinton Out of Fox News Debate, Gets My $10
by Matt Stoller, Mon Apr 09, 2007 at 02:53:48 PM EDT
Here's what I got from a source in the Clinton campaign: "Senator Clinton has previously committed to Tavis Smiley's PBS debate and the South Carolina debate. In addition to those two, she has only agreed to the six DNC-sanctionced debates."
Make of that what you will.
UPDATE: Ben Smith reports that this means she won't do the debate. My source was very careful to not say that, and I pressed pretty hard. I don't think she'll end up doing the debate, as it's not going to be much of an event. But this is not a rejection. Too bad, I had $10 with her name on it. Man it's a busy day.
UPDATE: Ok, a second source is telling me that the statement holds true. Clinton will do the DNC-sanctioned and previously committed-to debates only. That means no Fox News, as Dean has made it clear that the channel won't make the cut.
UPDATE, AGAIN: The AP is reporting she's decided not to do the debate. I'll take that as confirmation; maybe the lack of clarity is because she had it handled at a staff level. Good for her. She now gets my $10.