The last Republican debate had one candidate noticeably absent, but Donald Trump is back, and all the other Republican candidates will be joining him on stage again on February 6th. The competition is beginning to heat up amongst the GOP and this is the Next GOP Debate Schedule for ABC, Start Time, Live Stream or How to Watch Online; What to Expect from the Republican Candidates.
ABC News unveiled the candidate lineup for Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, and it includes Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, and Gov. John Kasich.
Audiences should see a lot of "fireworks" between Trump and Cruz as Donald returns to the debate stage, remarked NJ.com. At this point, they both are vying to be the first, as well as Bush and Rubio. It is also crucial for Christie and Kasich, who don't want this debate to be their last.
Those that received the invitation to the debate succeeded one of three qualifications. The first is placing among the top three finishers in the Iowa caucuses, the second is placing among the top six average of national polls, and the third is placing among the top six in an average of New Hampshire polls.
This is the first debate without an undercard debate for the lowest polling candidates. This means that certain candidates didn't make the cut, and many are upset at that. For example, the Huffington Post reports that Mitt Romney, former Republican presidential candidate, went to Twitter to stand for Carly Fiorina, asking ABC to include her in the next GOP debate.
The Republican debate will begin at 8 PM ET (5 PM PT) on ABC on the night of Saturday, February 6 at the St. Anselm's College Institute of Politics, Manchester NH. ABC will host the debate with the Independent Journal Review, in partnership with the Republican National Committee. The debate will be moderated by anchor David Muir of World News Tonight and Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. There is a plan that additional questions will come from Josh McElveen, WMUR political director, and Mary Katharine Ham, a conservative journalist.
For those that want to livestream or watch the Republican debate online, that is an option. Just go to ABCNews.go.com, but be mindful of what time zone you are in.
The next GOP debate will take place on Saturday, February 13 at The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina, and will air on CBS News, moderated by John Dickerson. The next Republican debate after that will take place on Thursday, February 25 at the University of Houston, and will air on CNN and Telemundo. As for the next Democratic debate, it is slated to take place on February 11th, assuming that won't change, as the Democrats have been attempting to get more debates in.