Elections

Fox Business Network Debate Lineup Set, Main Stage Cut To Eight Candidates

Steve Guest Media Reporter

The Fox Business Network/Wall Street Journal Republican Debate on Nov. 10 will feature eight candidates on the main stage, down from the previous 10 candidates.

Cut from the main stage are Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee. According to the debate criteria, the main stage will consist of candidates scoring 2.5 percent or higher based on an average of the four most recent national polls.

The candidates on the main stage will be Donald Trump with 25.3 percent, Ben Carson with 24.5 percent, [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] with 11.8 percent, [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] with 10 percent, Jeb Bush with 5.5 percent, Carly Fiorina with 3 percent, John Kasich with 2.8 percent, and [crscore]Rand Paul[/crscore] with 2.5 percent.

The undercard debate stage will consist of candidates with a minimum one percent support, which means Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum will be on stage.

[crscore]Lindsey Graham[/crscore] and George Pataki, who both had participated in the previous undercard GOP debates, will not be included in the upcoming debate.

The polls considered for the debate are from FOX News, Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP, Quinnipiac University, and The Wall Street Journal/NBC News.

On Nov. 10, the one hour undercard debate will begin at 7 p.m. EST, and the main debate will begin at 9 p.m. and will last two hours.

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