Who will be participating in the Republican presidential debate tonight and how can you watch?

This combination of photos shows Republican presidential candidates.

This combination of photos shows Republican presidential candidates, clockwise from top left, Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., Governor of Florida. Ron DeSantis, former governor of South Carolina. Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy and former Governor of New Jersey. Chris Christie. (AP photo)
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Who will be participating in the Republican presidential debate tonight and how can you watch?

Election 2024

Believe E. Pinho

November 8, 2023

The field of candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination is shrinking, but five candidates will make their case to voters in the Republican National Committee’s third debate Wednesday night in Miami.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former governor of South Carolina. Nikki Haley, technology entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Governor of New Jersey. Chris Christie and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina want to face it

each

again in a hotel ballroom in Miami.

The contenders are fighting to replace former President Trump as the Republican nominee in next year’s elections. Trump has

continues to refuse this

to attend

ing

the

Republican party

debates, which he calls a waste of time.

The former president wants one

compete

rally Wednesday night in Hialeah, about 10 miles away from where his rivals will meet. The debate will air on NBC News at 5:00 PM PST and will be streamed live on Rumble.

According to poll aggregator 538, Trump, with an average support of 58.4%, maintains a double-digit lead in the polls over all his opponents. The leading second-place candidate, DeSantis, has fallen to just 13.6% and Haley has moved up. to almost 8% support in recent weeks

according to 538

.

In Iowa, where the first caucuses in the country will take place in mid-January

the first state in the country where voters can cast their votes

According to 538 Projections, Trump has the lead with 45.6%, followed by DeSantis with 17.1% and Haley with 13.9%.

DeSantis

just now

picked up a key

asked

approval Monday from the governor of Iowa. Kim Reynolds, who subsequently criticized Trump on social media for her infidelity. Haley, Scott and Ramaswamy have been crisscrossing the state, hoping to gain more attention ahead of the January caucuses.

To qualify for Wednesday’s debate, the candidates had to reach 4% in two separate polls and have at least 70,000 unique donors on their main fundraising committee. Lesser known governors have already done that

failed to win, not amassed

sufficient support to reach the debate

‘S

threshold.threshold. Former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the race last month after failing to gain any traction among Republicans.

Wednesday night’s debate, hosted by NBC in partnership with the Republican Jewish Coalition, is sure to include questions about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

We look forward to our third debate in Miami, a welcome opportunity for our candidates to showcase our winning conservative agenda to the American people,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “Our candidates will reaffirm the Republican Party’s unwavering support for Israel. and the Jewish community on stage Wednesday evening.

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