• In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The 17 Republican presidential candidates made a total of 273 separate appearances on Fox News in May, June and July, according a count by Media Matters for America. Six candidates, Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Rick Perry, have appeared 20 times or more each on Fox or Fox Business Channel in that period, according to the network. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.

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