It is nearly time for the primary debate amongst Republicans competing for his or her occasion’s 2024 presidential nomination.

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The 2-hour debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday. It is being moderated by Fox Information hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

Not like some earlier presidential debates, which have been simulcast throughout plenty of main networks and cable channels, the primary discussion board is airing solely on Fox Information and the Fox Enterprise Community in addition to on Fox’s web site and different streaming and digital platforms.

In lieu of the community’s YouTube channel, the Republican Nationwide Committee has partnered with Rumble — a video sharing platform widespread with some conservatives — to livestream the controversy. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel mentioned earlier this 12 months this was a choice aimed towards “getting away from Big Tech.”

One other debate companion is the Younger America’s Basis, a Wisconsin-based outfit headed up by former Gov. Scott Walker that payments itself as “the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement.”


Candidates will likely be on stage at Fiserv Discussion board in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the most important metropolis in a battleground state that will even play host to the Republican Nationwide Conference subsequent 12 months.

Wisconsin has confirmed its mettle as a swing state in current balloting. 4 of the previous six presidential elections have been determined by lower than a proportion level there, with Donald Trump successful narrowly in 2016 earlier than shedding by the same margin in 2020.


The RNC is ready to substantiate on Tuesday exactly which candidates will likely be on the Milwaukee debate stage. The occasion set plenty of markers that candidates wanted to satisfy in an effort to qualify, together with reaching benchmarks in polling and donor numbers, in addition to signing a pledge to help the eventual Republican nominee.

These anticipated to be on the stage embrace Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, ex-Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

Former President Donald Trump — the early GOP frontrunner — way back glad the polling and donor necessities however has mentioned for months that he noticed little upside in becoming a member of his rivals on stage, given his commanding lead within the race.

Trump — who has additionally mentioned that he wouldn’t signal the pledge — mentioned over the weekend on his social media platform that he’d be skipping the Milwaukee debate, and has floated counterprogramming alternate options, together with presumably displaying up on the final minute, attending however sitting within the viewers and providing stay commentary on his Fact Social website, calling into totally different networks to attract viewers from the controversy, or holding a rally as an alternative. ___

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