Republican Party chairman suspends partnership with NBC for February 26 debate

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said on Friday the party will suspend its partnership with NBC News for the Feb. 26 presidential debate because its media partner CNBC conducted a debate earlier this week in "bad faith."

Priebus told NBC in a letter that the committee wanted to ensure its candidates would be given a "full and fair" opportunity to lay out their political visions. The party has complained about the handling of Wednesday night's debate by CNBC.

(Editing by Bill Trott)