Rumble Announces Exclusive Streaming Deal For First Republican Primary Debate

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James Lynch Investigative Reporter
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Video-sharing service Rumble announced Wednesday an exclusive streaming partnership with the Republican National Committee (RNC) for the first presidential primary debate.

The first debate will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in August 2023 and it will be broadcast by Fox News and Young America’s Foundation (YAF). It will likely feature former President Donald Trump, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, among other Republican candidates. (RELATED: Tim Scott Announces Exploratory Committee For Presidential Bid)

“I am so excited to announce that Rumble will be the RNC’s official streaming partner for the first Republican primary debate,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a press release. “This is a big step for our party and country. As Republican leaders we must continue to hold Big Tech accountable for their biases and silencing of conservatives. People deserve a fair, unbiased platform and that’s exactly what this partnership will provide – an opportunity for voters to watch the next President of the United States on the Republican debate stage on Rumble.”

Rumble became a popular competitor to YouTube during the 2020 presidential election because of content moderation on larger tech platforms. The platform has exclusive deals with Donald Trump’s Truth Social, Donald Trump Jr., conservative commentator Dan Bongino, former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and independent journalist Glenn Greenwald.

“Rumble’s mission to protect free speech is not just a slogan, it runs through the DNA of our company,” said Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski. “We are thrilled to partner with the RNC to bring the debate stage online and help promote open dialogue. Rumble saw record traffic and user engagement during the 2022 midterms, and we’re ready to be the premier platform for all candidates in the 2024 elections.”