The third GOP presidential debate will happen on Wednesday, October 28 to be held at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The event, dubbed Your Money, Your Vote, will be hosted by CNBC, will start at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The next Republican debate lineup will look identical to the prior debate except Scott Walker, who dropped out of the race shortly after the CNN Reagan Library Debate.
According to CNBC, the debate will run for two hours and will allow the Republican candidates more time to discuss their respective agenda and answer queries from the audience. Despite the disagreements last week between CNBC and the GOP field, all the issues have been ironed out including the candidates being allowed opening and closing statements. The debate will focus on the critical issues that matter to all voters-job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy.
The debate will be viewed live on CNBC, which claims to reach over 100 million households in the U.S. and Canada.
As the race has shifted, the two leading contenders right now, Ben Carson and Donald Trump, will take center stage. This will be the first clash since Scott Walker exited the race though that has only meant the debate stage will return to ten candidates, similar to the first Republican debate back in August.
The debate will be divided into two parts. The candidates with an average of three percent in this specified group of national polls will take the stage shortly after 8 p.m. ET for a two-hour debate. The candidates who met the minimum threshold of one percent in any one of the specified group of national polls will take the stage at 6 p.m. ET.
The following 10 candidates will take the stage shortly after 8 PM ET:
Donald Trump: 25.22
Ben Carson: 19.78
Marco Rubio: 9.67
Jeb Bush: 8.11
Carly Fiorina: 8.11
Ted Cruz: 6.89
Mike Huckabee: 3.56
Chris Christie: 3.00
John Kasich: 3.00
Rand Paul: 3.00
CNBC took into consideration at least nine "methodically sound" released between September 20 and October 20 and gave priority spot to candidates with an average of at least three percent. Four candidates who received less than 1 percent of the polls will participate in the 6 p.m. debate.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
CNBC's "The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote"
Aired On: CNBC (Channel finder)
Live Stream: CNBC.com
Moderators: Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, and John Harwood
Main Debate 8 p.m. ET (7 pm CT, 5 pm PT)
Candidates: Trump, Carson, Rubio, Bush, Fiorina, Cruz, Huckabee, Christie, Kasich, Paul
Undercard Debate 6 pm ET (5 pm CT, 3 pm PT)
Candidates: Santorum, Jindal, Pataki, Graham