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First Republican Primary Debate: GOP Unveiled Details and What to Watch Aug. 23, 2023

First Republican Primary Debate

Last updated on August 24th, 2023 at 03:37 am

In a much-anticipated event, the Republican Party is set to hold its first Republican primary debate on August 23, 2023. With updates regarding the Live Stream, venue, hosts, time, and roster of qualified candidates, political enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting this crucial milestone in the race for the 2024 presidential nomination.

First Republican Primary Debate 2023 Details:

Event Type: First GOP Debate
Location: Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, WI
Hosts: Fox News
Moderators: Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum

Milwaukee Republican Primary Debate:

Scheduled to take place at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee today, the GOP’s first debate for the 2024 election cycle announced the Lineup of Eight candidates.

RNC has Officially Announced the Lineup for the First Republican Primary Debate:

These contenders have successfully met the rigorous polling and donor requirements set by the Republican National Committee, positioning them on the debate stage. 

  • Ron DeSantis
  • Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Nikki Haley
  • Tim Scott
  • Doug Burgum
  • Mike Pence
  • Chris Christie
  • Asa Hutchinson

Candidates Who Didn’t Make Their Name in RNC’s First Republican Debate List:

  • Perry Johnson
  • Will Hurd
  • Francis Suarez
  • Larry Elder
  • Ryan Binkley

As a prerequisite for participation in the debate, candidates must not only have filed with the Federal Election Commission but also have committed to avoiding non-RNC debates and pledging support for the eventual Republican nominee. Meeting polling and donation prerequisites further cements their eligibility.

Campaign sources have revealed that numerous candidates have invested significant time and effort in their preparations, acknowledging the gravity of the event. Notably, the shadow looming over the proceedings is the conspicuous absence of a Trump, raising questions and speculation about their potential non-participation.

How to Watch the Republican Presidential Debate live stream:

Get ready for the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate happening tonight. The debate will be broadcast on Fox News network platforms, including Fox News Digital, Fox Nation streaming service, and Fox News Audio. If you don’t have cable, you can still watch the debate on Fox Nation, and Fox News Audio.

Live Stream – First 2024 Republican Primary Debate

The Republican National Committee (RNC) will also livestream the debate on Rumble, a video-sharing platform popular among conservatives. Unlike past debates, this one is exclusively available on Fox News and Fox Business Network, as well as their digital platforms.

The debate, while closed to the general public, offers a unique spectacle for political enthusiasts. The primary way for interested viewers to witness the Republican contenders’ clash on the debate stage is by tuning in to the Fox News Channel’s broadcast. Despite the exclusivity, between 4,000 and 6,000 individuals will have the privilege of being present in the arena’s lower bowl, as revealed by Bucks and Fiserv Forum president Peter Feigin.

What Time is the Republican Presidential Debate:

As the clock strikes 9 pm ET in Milwaukee, the debate will commence, with the proceedings expected to conclude by 11 pm ET. Stephanie Soucek, Chair of the Door County Republicans, exudes enthusiasm about this milestone. “An opportunity doesn’t come to your state too often, so I’m excited,” Soucek expresses, looking forward to experiencing her first-ever presidential debate.

What to Watch for in the First Republican Primary Debate

Despite residual echoes of the 2020 presidential election, the fast-approaching 2024 race commands the attention of both candidates and the public alike. The contenders vying for the Republican presidential nomination are gearing up for their inaugural Milwaukee debate, where their platforms, ideas, and vision will be scrutinized under the spotlight.

Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican with two presidential debate runs, advised the candidates not to focus on each other but on the frontrunner. He emphasized the need to challenge the frontrunner.

Yet, any standout moments could quickly be overshadowed by Trump-related news. Newt Gingrich, former Republican presidential candidate and House speaker, believes that Donald Trump is highly likely to secure the Republican nomination effortlessly in the majority of scenarios.

A seasoned debate advisor, known for mentoring collegiate champions and past presidential nominees, is lending expertise to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Meanwhile, Former Vice President Mike Pence is engaged in comprehensive practice sessions, both with and without a stand-in for his previous running mate. On a lighter note, the campaign manager for South Carolina Senator Tim Scott emphasizes the importance of him enjoying his time on stage.

Governor DeSantis, a consistent second-place contender in polls following the former president, is fortifying himself for potential attacks from fellow candidates.

In this pivotal event, the Republican primary contenders will take the stage, facing the seasoned anchors of Fox News, Martha MacCallum, and Bret Baier. The audience’s eyes will be fixed on the proceedings, as candidates articulate their visions for the nation’s future, encapsulating the essence of a democratic process in action.

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