A total of 155 Texas Republican delegates are up for grabs, so many people are monitoring closely all steps leading up to Thursday evening's GOP presidential candidate debate to be held in Houston, Texas, due to it being the last debate before Super Tuesday. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. CST. The debate will be hosted by CNN, Telemundo and the Salem Media Group. Debate rehearsals already were being livestreamed on CNN at the publishing time of this article.
Businessman Donald Trump is slated to have the front, center podium, with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, to his right, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to his left. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson also will participate. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suspended his campaign after the New Hampshire Primary.
The debate will be held at the University of Houston. The moderator is CNN Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer. Rounding out the panel are Maria Celeste Arraras of Telemundo, and Salem conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, as well as CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash.
TV broadcasters on Wednesday expected themes about voters' primal anger, overall fears and frustrations with day-to-day life to be addressed at the debate.