Welcome to Round 4!

Tonight is the fourth GOP debate in the ever-shifting race for President. With the past three stages crowded by the numerous candidates, this event will feature only eight candidates.

On the main stage tonight, you will find real estate mogul Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former CEO of HP Carly Fiorina, and Ohio Governor John Kasich. Should you tune in earlier in the evening, you’ll see New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Arizona Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum, and Louisina Governor Bobby Jindal.

The focus on economic issues in the third debate was refreshing, with a substanttive discussion on issues such as tax and entitlement reform, immigration, and foreign policy. This was a dramatic shift from prior debates that included highlights like litmus tests for defunding Planned Parenthood and overturning Roe v. Wade. 

While we were all relieved that such rhetoric was absent from the third debate, we know women’s reproductive health is an important economic issue for American families. We hope if these issues surface again the contenders will focus on positive, sound solutions like teen pregnancy prevention programs and increasing access to contraception. 

The debate will air on the Fox Business Network and is sponsored by The Wall Street Journal. Reports indicate that it will focus on jobs, taxes, the U.S. economy as a whole, domestic policy, and international policy. We hope the candidates will debate with facts and not with fiction.

Don’t forget to follow along with RMC’s live debate coverage and commentary on our social media pages — Primarily twitter(click here for the link) and Facebook (click here for the link). If you miss out tonight check back on our blog tomorrow for a re-cap of the night’s highlights. 

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