Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011

FOX News debate dates announced for Iowa and South Carolina

FOX News announced two additional Republican presidential debates in Iowa and South Carolina in the run-up to crucial nominating contests in both states.

Candidates gather in Orlando. (Getty Images

On Dec. 15, Bret Baier will moderate a two-hour debate at the Sioux City Convention Center a few weeks before the Jan.3 Iowa aucuses.

And in South Carolina before that states Jan. 21 primary, Baier will moderate a two-hour debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Jan. 16.

“We are pleased to host these additional Republican presidential debates and provide viewers an opportunity to gain more insight into the nominees at such critical junctures in the 2012 election season” said Michael Clemente, Senior Vice President of News.

By  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011

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