IJReview Partnering with ABC News for New Hampshire GOP Primary Debate

Alexandria, VA – IJReview, a leading social-first news company, will partner with ABC News to host the New Hampshire Republican Primary debate. It will be IJReview’s first presidential debate and will be held at St. Anselm College on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The debate will air live in primetime on the ABC Television network and WMUR-TV, ABC’s Hearst-owned affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event is one of the debates officially sanctioned by the RNC.

2016 will mark the 100th year of the New Hampshire primary, and IJReview will utilize its signature brand of mobile-first original content to expand the viewership of the New Hampshire GOP primary debate to millions of Americans beyond the traditional ABC News television audience.

“New Hampshire voters are independent-minded, they love their country and just plain enjoy discussing politics, and that means New Hampshire is truly IJ country,” stated IJReview founder Alex Skatell. “We’re excited to be in the First In The Nation state for our first presidential debate, and to partner with ABC News.”

“Every day at IJReview we strive to creatively jump to the center of the ring where American politics is being played, debated and discussed. This partnership with ABC allows us 360-degree access to one of the biggest arenas in the game,” said IJReview Executive Editor Michelle Jaconi. “Before, during and after this debate, we plan to do what IJReview does best: engage more and more Americans in the political conversation – in a way that makes them want to share the news.”

IJReview is a social-first news company that serves millions of Americans daily with shareable, informative and mobile friendly content. Founded in 2012 by a twenty-five year-old who saw a future in social publishing, IJReview is now one of the most trafficked websites in the U.S., with more than 35 million monthly unique users.

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...a minor kerfuffle in Jan. 2016 as the Union Leader was dropped as a partner.

Donald Trump

January 10, 2016 tweets
Union Leader refuses to comment as to why they were kicked out of the ABC News debate like a dog. For starters, try getting a new publisher!

UL has lost all credibility under Joe McQuaid w circulation dropping to record lows. They aren't worthy of representing the great people NH.

This is really unfair and a conflict for all the other candidates. I said it should not be allowed and ABC agreed.

If their highly unethical behavior, including begging me for ads, isn’t questionable enough, they have endorsed a candidate who can’t win.

I am pleased to announce that I had the Union Leader removed from the upcoming debate.

New Hampshire Democratic Party

NHDP Response to GOP Debate

Following the announcement that the New Hampshire Union Leader was dropped as a partner from the New Hampshire GOP Debate, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took responsibility for the move. NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley made the following statement:

“This ridiculous attack on New Hampshire’s statewide newspaper threatens the traditions of our First-in-the-Nation primary and makes it clear that the New Hampshire Republican Party has now fully embraced Donald Trump as their frontrunner. Senator Kelly Ayotte should denounce her party’s actions to undermine our state’s primary status.”