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Norquist: Don't let Limbaugh, Levin moderate 2016 debates

(The Hill) Grover Norquist is strongly opposed to letting conservative talk show hosts moderate the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates.

Norquist, a conservative leader who heads the anti-taxation Americans for Tax Reform, told The Hill Tuesday the Republican Party should instead incorporate Republican officeholders into its debate format.

Having conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin or Rush Limbaugh host debates would be “not useful,” Norquist told The Hill. Talk radio hosts, he said, are primarily entertainers who would draw attention away from the candidates themselves.