Flap with Marco Rubio causes six GOP candidates to boycott Univision debate in January

Tina Korbe
HotAir.com
10/5/2011

After the Spanish-language TV network Univision reportedly tried to coerce Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) into an interview, six GOP presidential candidates say they will boycott Univision’s proposed presidential debate in January if the network doesn’t apologize.

Apparently, Univision planned to air a story about the decades-old drug-trafficking conviction of Rubio’s brother-in-law, but offered to soften or scrap the story entirely if Rubio would agree to appear on a Univision program that had been courting the senator for an interview for months. When Rubio refused, Univision aired the story about his brother-in-law.

Several of Rubio’s friends in the Florida state legislature then called for a Republican boycott of Univision’s planned debate — and Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich responded, saying they won’t appear on the network until an apology is proffered…

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