Third GOP primary debate set for Nov. 8 in Miami

The third Republican presidential debate is scheduled for November 8 in Miami, a Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesperson confirmed Friday.

date, CNN first reportedIt has been more than a month since the second debate was scheduled for Wednesday at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Previous reports had only suggested that the third debate would be held in early November.

The RNC kicked off its presidential nomination cycle in August with the first debate hosted by Fox News in Milwaukee. The second debate will be hosted by Fox Business.

Eight Republican candidates have qualified for the first debate, but so far only six appear to have qualified for the second debate. The candidates are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and former New Jersey Senator Tim Scott. Governor Chris Christie.

The venue and host for the third debate have not yet been announced.

According to reports, the RNC increased voting requirements and donor requirements to qualify for the stage between the first and second debates, and raised the requirements again for the third debate. It is said that there is. New RNC rules It was released on Friday.

To qualify for the debate in California, candidates must earn at least 4 percent in two national polls, or two separate “carve-out” states (such as Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina). requirements. You must also meet a minimum threshold of 70,000 unique donors, with at least 20 states or territories with at least 200 unique donors per state or territory.

Former President Trump, the party’s leading candidate for the presidential election, was absent from the first debate and recently announced that he would also skip the second debate. He cited his lead in opinion polls as the reason for his absence.

Prior to his first presidential election, President Trump said, “I want my people to know who I am and to have energy independence, strong borders and a strong military, the largest tax and regulatory cuts in history, zero inflation, and the strongest economy in history.” , I know what a successful Presidency I’ve had,” he wrote. discussion. “That’s why I won’t participate in the debate!”

The former president is also expected to be absent from the third debate.

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