When is the second Republican debate?
The second Republican primary debate will be held on September 27 at 9:00 PM ET at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Fox Business will co-moderate the second debate with Univision, and conservative online video platform Rumble will also stream it.
What are the requirements to be eligible for the debate?
The threshold for the second debate is higher than for the first. Candidates must poll 3% in two national polls or 3% in one national poll and 3% in one early state poll from two separate early voting states – Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina – recognized by the Republican National Committee . For the first debate, the poll requirement was 1% in the same poll categories.
Polls must be held on or after August 1, and candidates have until 48 hours before the debate to complete the voting requirement.
Candidates must also have a minimum of 50,000 unique donors on their main presidential campaign committee or exploratory committee, with at least 200 unique donors per state or territory in more than twenty states and/or territories. That’s an increase of 10,000 unique donors over the 40,000 needed to take the stage for the first primary debate.
Who has qualified for the second debate?
The RNC has not yet released its list of participants, but so far it seems likely that former President Donald Trump, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamey, former Ambassador to the UN and Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott have likely qualified.
Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum appear not to have qualified yet.
Who moderates the debate?
Fox News’ Stuart Varney and Dana Perino will moderate the debate, along with Univision’s Ilia Calderón.
Does Trump plan to attend?
to deliver a competing speech in Detroit the same evening, his campaign confirmed Monday.
The exact time and audience have not yet been announced, but according to the New York Times, which first reported that Trump would skip the debate, he will address a union crowd. Trump is expected to speak in the same city as wheretook up the fight to demand higher wages, better work schedules and better working conditions.
The former president also did not attend the first debate, but insteadwhich was streamed at the same time the debate aired. Here’s what he said about why he didn’t run: “You see, the polls have come out, I’m ahead by 50 and 60 points. And some of them are at one and zero and two. And I say, ‘Should I sitting for an hour or two hours, whatever it will be, and being harassed by people who shouldn’t even be running for president? Should I do that? And a network that’s not exactly friendly, to be honest.” ”
Trump also did not sign the RNC’s “loyalty pledge” to support the candidate who wins the Republican nomination.