I've asked several campaigns whether they plan on attending the Fox News debate in Nevada. I've started collecting responses, and expect to post them tomorrow. I can say off the bat that the question clearly has campaigns conflicted. It's not a position they want to be in, and I'm sure they're cursing whoever it was that negotiated the deal with Fox News. (That Democratic Party decision maker, by the way, is still secret. Everyone claims they don't know who signed the deal.)
The campaigns could make things easier for themselves by just stating, en masse, that they won't do a Fox News debate, but that they'll be happy to debate in Nevada with another media partner.
The issue here isn't to screw over Nevada or its Dems (it's a state where we should be far more competitive, and will be in the next few cycles), and to deprive them of a close look at the field.
The issue is to deprive the right wing's premier propaganda outlet an easy opportunity to take cheap shots at our guys.
The smart campaigns will look for an alternate venue from which to communicate to Nevada's Democratic primary voters.
Update: This is the media outlet that these Democrats would legitimize with their appearance at their debate:
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