NYT: The announcements by Fox News and CNN that they will limit the first two debates to candidates who rank in the top 10 in national polls has given the Republican Party a “Hunger Games”-type atmosphere. Facing the possibility of being excluded from the first nationally televised face-offs of the 2016 election – and deprived of the priceless media attention the events can generate – some of the lesser-known candidates are under tremendous pressure to raise their visibility.

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