Republican debate tonight, schedule, TV time, how to watch live streaming online
The next Republican debate is being anxiously awaited by not just Republican fans but Democrats as well. This is due to the fact that it is going to give final indication as to who among the Republican presidential hopefuls is actually going to face the Democratic opponent.
Though the Democratic presidential candidate is also yet to be finalized, there are telltale signs that former secretary of state and the ex first lady Hillary Clinton is going to bag the Democratic nomination.
In the meantime CNN has confirmed that the next Republican presidential debate is slated for Tuesday at 8:30 pm Eastern. This very important debate will be held in Las Vegas and will be aired on CNN. On the other hand, other candidates who cannot make it to the main debate will be held separately that will begin at 6 pm Eastern. A free live stream will be available to all at CNN.com.
When it comes to candidates who will be slugging it out in the open, CNN has said that nine candidates will be part of the debate on primetime stage. Just five of those nine managed to qualify by topping 3.5 percent in an average of national polls â€” Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush. Nonetheless the broadcaster also took polling averages in Iowa and New Hampshire into account, so Chris Christie, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul were able to sneak into the debate somehow or the other.