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Chris Christie reveals Tuscaloosa as GOP presidential debate location

It sounds like Republican presidential candidates are indeed slated to converge in Alabama for an official debate this fall. 

Christie seemed to confirm what fellow 2024 hopeful Nikki Haley said last month – that Alabama will be the location for the third GOP debate scheduled for October. 

Tuesday morning during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Christie was suggesting former President Donald Trump might even be there.

“I don’t think he’ll show up at the Reagan Library debate. He’s had a conflict for the last eight years with the Reagan Library. He’s insulted he hasn’t been invited to speak there. He doesn’t like the chairman of the Reagan Foundation.”

“But I’d keep my eye on the debate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in October,” Christie said. “Because at that point, he will have lost even more ground in the polls, in my view.”

Official word on an Alabama debate is being kept close. 

Last week, on the day of the first debate, Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl told WHNT last week he had “no comment” about confirmation. The national GOP committee has also yet to make an announcement.

Last month, Wahl told Yellowhammer News that Alabama makes perfect sense for a debate site.

“We’re a Super Tuesday state. We’re a deep red state,” Wahl said. “And we’re a state that really showcases the citizenship that Republican candidates should be going after. A lot of issues that we’re seeing have the biggest impact on the national stage are also the ones that are most important to the people of Alabama.

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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