First Republican Debates

Tonight we will see the first Republican debates for candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential Election. Hosted by Fox News, the main debate begins tonight at 9PM ET with the ten poll-leading candidates. The top polling candidates were recently determined by Fox to include Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governot Scott Walker, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The remaining seven Republicans running for the nomination will be a part of a separate debate known as the “Happy Hour” debate, also hosted by Fox News, at 5PM ET. These candidates include former Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former HP head Carly Fiorina, South Carolina Sentor Lindsey Graham, former New York Governor George Patacki, and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. These debates will be the public’s first opportunity to see firsthand how these candidates differ in their stances and plans. With a pool as large as this, each Republican must make a strong case for his or her campaign if they hope to receive the nomination next year.

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