CNN says it is cancelling its March 1 GOP presidential debate in Georgia because two of the candidates are choosing not to appear.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney let CNN know Thursday that they would be focusing on campaigning in Super Tuesday states the day of the debate and would not be participating in the Debate. CNN released the following statement.
"Mitt Romney and Ron Paul told the Georgia Republican Party, Ohio Republican Party and CNN Thursday that they will not participate in the March 1 Republican presidential primary debate," CNN said. "Without full participation of all four candidates, CNN will not move forward with the Super Tuesday debate. However, next week, CNN and the Arizona Republican Party will host all four leading contenders for the GOP nomination. That debate will be held in Mesa, Az. on February 22 and will be moderated by CNN's John King."