Events still need to be approved from the Democratic National Committee
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to participate in four more debates, starting with a New Hampshire event next week.
According to Politico, the events still need to be approved from the Democratic National Committee. The events would take place in February, March, April and May.
“The final negotiations have yet to be ironed out, but the move comes after days of wrangling in public and behind the scenes, as both candidates sought to pressure each other on the topic of adding debates,” wrote Politico.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has faced some harsh criticism for scheduling a low number of debates, with several airing during low-rated weekend nights.
Both O’Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have argued that the limited number of debates so far have stacked the deck in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
Clinton and Sanders are tightening in several polls — on Friday, a RealClearPolitics poll showed that Clinton was only 3.4 points ahead of Sanders on average.
The next official debate is in Milwaukee on Feb. 11, two days before the New Hampshire primary.