GOP changes top debate negotiator

The Republican National Committee has appointed a new official to oversee negotiations between the presidential campaigns and television networks about upcoming debates.

The GOP installed Sean Cairncross, the RNC's chief operating officer, as its top negotiator on Sunday. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer had formerly served in this role.

"The week's debate was a disaster," Spicer told the Washington Examiner in an email. "Sean adds a great piece to our effort to best advocate for the candidates."

The news comes as representatives from several presidential campaigns met in Virginia to discuss potential changes to upcoming debates' structure. RNC Chief of Staff Katie Walsh reportedly emailed the presidential campaign managers ahead of the meeting to let them know of the changes.

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