Here is a copy of the letter that was just sent to Fox News, Republican Party of Iowa and the Washington Examiner:
August 5, 2011
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corp
Michael Clemente, Senior VP of News, Fox News
Teri Everett, Senior VP of Communications and Press Contact, News Corp
Roger Ailes, President, Fox News Channel
Brian Lewis, Senior VP of Communications and Press Contact, Fox News
Matt Strawn, Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
Jim Kurtenbach, Co-Chair, Republican Party of Iowa
Chad Olsen, Executive Director, Republican Party of Iowa
Philip Anschutz, Owner, Washington Examiner
Michael Phelps, Publisher, Washington Examiner
Stephen Smith, Editor, Washington Examiner
I am a declared Republican candidate for President of the United States who meets all of the requirements to participate in the Fox News Debate on August 11, 2011 in Ames Iowa.
Your criteria states:
Candidates must satisfy the following by 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 9, 2011
1. Registered with the Federal Elections Commission as a presidential exploratory committee or presidential campaign.
2. Meet all U.S. Constitutional requirements.
3. Garnered at least an average of one percent in five national polls based on most recent polling leading up to the registration day.
Attached is a new national poll that came out yesterday. It was conducted by Harris Interactive, sample size 1,168 that was in the field between August 2 – 4, 2011. The Harris Poll tested all 12 major declared Republican candidates for President. I am at 2%, tied with former Governors Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman. With this latest national poll, I now meet your objective criteria of averaging at least 1% in five national polls.
Weighted To The U.S. General Adult Population - Propensity
If you are a registered Republican or Independent, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for President in 2012?
Base: Registered Republican/Independent
Here is the breakdown of five polls with links, including your own Fox News poll, the first to include me:
I look forward to participating in the August 11, 2011 debate in Ames, Iowa and await all details.
Thank you for hosting the Republican debates.