Five candidates qualify for third RNC debate
Of those candidates who participated in the prior debate, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Vice President Mike Pence will not appear.
The Republican National Committee on Monday confirmed that five candidates had qualified to appear on the debate stage on Wednesday evening in Miami, Fla.
Taking the stage will be Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
"We are looking forward to our third debate in Miami, a welcome opportunity for our candidates to showcase our winning conservative agenda to the American people," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, according to NBC News, which is hosting the debate. "We are especially honored to be the first political party to partner with a Jewish organization for a debate in our partnership with the Republican Jewish Coalition, and our candidates will reaffirm the Republican Party’s unwavering support of Israel and the Jewish community on the stage Wednesday night."
Salem Radio Network has also partnered with the RNC for the debate.
The quintet managed to clear both the 70,000 unique donor requirement and the polling threshold requiring that each receive 4% in two national polls or one national and an early state poll.
Of those candidates who participated in the prior debate, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Vice President Mike Pence will not appear. Pence suspended his campaign in late October while Burgum remains a candidate.
Former President Donald Trump has not participated in any of the debate and remains the clear front runner in the contest.
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