Despite there's a lot of criticism in the tone of last week's GOP debate, the four remaining Republican presidential contenders will head to Florida for the next round of discussions. The CNN-sponsored debate is scheduled on Thursday, March 10 at the University of Miami.
The twelfth GOP debate will present the four remaining Republican hopefuls. Expect Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich to present their case to the American voters that they are worthy for the Republican nomination. Also, GOP front-runner Donald Trump is expected to defend himself against criticisms.
The upcoming debate is hosted by CNN, The Washington Times and Salem Media Group, and will be aired by CNN. The debate will start at 7:30 p.m. CT/ 8:30 p.m. ET. For those who want to watch the discussions online, head to CNN.com for live stream. iPhone/iPad, Android, or Windows Phone users can stream the event live on CNN Go. Moreover, Kindel Fire and Roku owners can see live it via the CNN app.
The debate also comes three days after the Super Tuesday II primaries in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii. After last week's debate in Michigan, Cruz's hardline tactic seemed to pay off. He emerged victorious in Kansas and Maine, narrowing the delegate gap between himself and Trump.
On the other hand, Trump expands his lead in race for delegates. He won in Republican primaries in Michigan and Mississippi, according to CBS News.
The next red-letter day is scheduled on March 15, when voters in five states-- Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri and Ohio---go to the polls.
A Republican candidate needs 1,237 delegates to get the presidential nomination. As of this writing, Trump has 419 delegates to Cruz's 326. Rubio has 146 and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has 51. On March 8, candidates will compete to convince 150 delegates.
In a separate article from CBS News, it says John Kasich won Thursday's Republican debate. The Ohio Governor was asked a reasonable policy question about Trump's position on Vladimir Putin, but it showed how hard the governor was working to stay outside of the cage match. CBS's criteria for winner are based on candidate's experience and aptitude for the job as the president of the United States.
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