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VIDEO: Do primary debates matter?

Republicans this year are on pace for the most GOP primary debates in history. Primary debates can’t necessarily make a campaign, but they can break it.

Video edited by Domenico Montanaro.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I omitted when talking with Chuck after the piece about when the first debates were in 2004. It turns out, there was one in May 2003, so the process was starting earlier then as well.