Last updated on October 7th, 2023 at 04:09 am
The second Republican presidential primary debate is just around the corner, scheduled for September 27 at 9 p.m. EST. It will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Here is information about the debate, including the participating candidates, moderators, and how to watch.
The first Republican debate in Milwaukee saw political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy making a strong impression. This time, stricter qualification thresholds might result in fewer candidates on stage. The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced the final list of who makes the debate stage.
Confirmed contenders include Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Governor Doug Burgum, and former President Donald Trump, although he won’t attend.
How to Watch Second Republican Presidential Primary Debate
The two-hour debate will be broadcast live on FOX Business and Univision. An exclusive RNC livestream can also be accessed on Rumble, a video-sharing platform favored by conservatives, reflecting the Republican National Committee’s preference to move away from mainstream tech giants like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Watch Second GOP Debate – Simi Valley, CA – Sept. 27, 9 PM ET (Fox Business)
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The debate will air at 2 a.m. BST on September 28. California, the debate’s location, has been a Democratic stronghold for many years.
Former President Donald Trump has qualified but will not participate. Instead, he will be giving a separate speech in Detroit on the same night.
Who’s moderating the debate?
During the debate, each candidate will be given 60 seconds to respond to questions from the moderators. They will also have an additional 30 seconds for any follow-up questions, as per the guidelines Fox shared with the campaigns, which ABC News reported.
The Candidates to Keep an Eye On
Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy received the most praise during the first debate. They, along with Mike Pence, are likely to be the focus of attention this time.
All candidates must sign a pledge to support the Republican nominee, whoever that may be. The RNC will announce the final list of participants after their Monday deadline.
What to Expect second Republican debate
Issues such as the rise of “populist” Republicans and Nikki Haley’s potential standout moment are expected to be discussed.
Recent FOX News Power Rankings indicate that former President Trump maintains a leading position among Republican contenders. The rankings also underscore a voter preference for “populist” candidates, such as Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, over their “conservative” counterparts
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