What time is Republican debate tonight: CNN GOP Town Hall Milwaukee crucial before Wisconsin GOP Polls 2016
Republican debate (town hall) tonight is going to be as stormy as other debates held in the last several months. It will not be a full debate, but a town hall type discussion that will be held and broadcast live on CNN.
Three remaining presidential hopefuls including Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich will be part of the CNN town hall. While Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the real players, Ohio Governor John Kasich has remained in the race, refusing to step aside and support one of the remaining two candidates.
The GOP town hall on the CNN has become all the more important given the fact that Republican primary in Wisconsin is set to be held in the next one week’s time. From more than one and half dozen Republican candidates, only three hopefuls have remained in the fray.
The three candidates who have remained in the fray include real estate baron Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The trio will hear questions from voters during the CNN event, which kicks off at 8 p.m. EDT and runs until 11 p.m. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater.
There is no denying the fact that the state is going to be very important for the Republican presidential hopefuls. With 42 delegates, Wisconsin is an important battleground state for the remaining candidates. Trump leads the Republican delegate count with 739, followed by Cruz with 465 and Kasich with only 143. To gain the Republican nomination, 1,237 delegates are needed.
While talking about the state primary Ted Cruz says, “The results in Wisconsin will impact significantly the primaries to come…Wisconsin, I believe, will play a critical role continuing to unify Republicans behind our campaign. The only way to beat Donald Trump is with unity.” Cruz has been campaigning across the Badger State in the hopes of securing another primary win before the remaining winner-take-all contests in Delaware, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey and North Dakota.