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Presidential Debate Commission: We Made a ‘Mistake’ Choosing Candy Crowley

Commission on Presidential Debates co-chairman Frank Fahrenkopf told a Las Vegas audience that the commission made a “mistake” in choosing CNN anchor Candy Crowley to moderate a presidential debate last year, according to Jon Ralston. “We made one mistake this time: Her name is Candy,” he said.

Crowley received criticism from conservatives while moderating the second presidential debate, in which she interrupted Mitt Romney to claim that President Obama had called the September 11 attacks in Benghazi “an act of terror.” While both campaigns had agreed that the moderator would refrain from asking questions or participating in the town-hall debate, Politico’s Dylan Byers reported that “Crowley had promised to defy that agreement even before the debate started.”


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