The Republican National Committee is gearing up for its third GOP presidential debate, as the battle to secure the 2024 nomination heats up. With former President Donald Trump leading the pack of candidates, five contenders will take the stage tonight to face off against the former commander-in-chief.
Republican debate: How to watch third GOP clash tonight from Miami
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The debate will take place on Wednesday evening in Miami, Florida, and will be live at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Hosting the event will be a trio of notable news personalities: Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Meet the Press moderator Kristen Welker, and The Hugh Hewitt Show host Hugh Hewitt.
Viewers looking to tune in can catch the debate live on NBC News, a departure from the previous two debates that were aired on Fox News. Additionally, NBC’s streaming and digital platforms, including Peacock, will also stream the event.
As for the participants, the RNC has announced that five Republican presidential candidates have qualified for the debate. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will all be taking the stage to make their case for the nomination.
To qualify for this prestigious event, candidates needed to reach specific criteria, including obtaining 70,000 unique donors and meeting certain polling requirements. However, one candidate who has met the donor and polling requirements, former President Donald Trump, has notably refused to sign the RNC pledge. Despite this, he continues to lead the pack of candidates according to RealClearPolitics with an average of 58.3% in polls.
The anticipation is building as the stage is set for tonight’s debate. As the contenders square off and attempt to distinguish themselves from one another, it remains to be seen who will rise to the challenge and eventually secure the GOP nomination. Stay tuned for what could be a lively and defining moment in the race for the White House in 2024.