CBS invites most Republican presidential candidates to debate

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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 12:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly all the U.S. Republican presidential candidates have been invited to the CBS News' televised debate on Saturday, the network said.

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore did not meet the network's criteria to be included, according to the CBS announcement on Friday. It will be the ninth televised debate for Republican candidates seeking to represent the party in the November presidential election.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Megan Cassella)