President Donald Trump speaks at a rally endorsing the Republican ticket in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Erie, Pa.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fox News cutting back on Trump rally coverage

October 11, 2018 - 2:13 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has recently pulled back from airing President Trump's campaign-style rallies in full during prime-time. That's a move that could have political implications for Republican efforts to reach voters in the weeks before the midterm elections.

During much of the late summer, Fox would pre-empt its lucrative nightly lineup of Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham to air rallies.

But with busy news nights during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination saga and again Wednesday during Hurricane Michael, Fox has cut back.

The network hasn't discussed its editorial decision-making. Trump has rallies planned for Friday in Ohio and Saturday in Kentucky.

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