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Glenn Beck really wants to host the GOP debate meant for NBC

After suspending its partnership with NBC and accusing its moderators of displaying bias, the Republican National Committee is currently without a host network for its Feb. 26 presidential primary debate. Former Fox News host Glenn Beck feels the RNC's pain and wants to help, telling RNC chairman Reince Priebus in a letter Monday that his media company The Blaze could host the debate:

Our plan is straightforward. Rather than being moderated by journalists who ask all the questions, I will host, and I will invite the greatest new conservative thinkers and media voices in America to prepare and ask questions live and by video. Our panel will offer the candidates an opportunity to discuss substantial issues of importance with authentic answers that are thoughtful and elevating to the entire party. [The Blaze]

The RNC hasn't responded to Politico's request for comment. One roadblock might be a sizable difference in viewership: Beck said 12 million households see his TV channel. About 116 million households have access to NBC, according to Nielsen.

Republican presidential campaigns had drafted a joint letter to networks hosting future primary debates laying out demands, but The Washington Post reports Donald Trump plans to negotiate with executives directly.