“DNC has said this would be an unsanctioned debate, so we would not want to jeopardize our ability to participate in future debates,” Jeff Weaver, a Sanders spokesman, told the Blaze. “We think there should be at least three or four more debates following the ones that are currently scheduled. We will be working with the DNC and other campaigns to schedule additional debates.”
The proposed unsanctioned NBC News and New Hampshire Union Leader debate would take place five days before the New Hampshire primary. Moderators for the event would be Chuck Todd of NBC News and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, has stated that she will not sanction a New Hampshire debate, but many have pointed out that if all three candidates agree, they will have few options other than to allow it.
The DNC has agreed to six debates, the next is scheduled for February 11.