3rd GOP debate tonight: Main event 5 PM (AZ time)

Second tier candidates at 3:00 pm (AZ time)

The much-anticipated third Republican presidential debate takes place later today, October 28. It will be broadcast live from the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The two-hour top-tier candidate event will begin at 5:00 pm AZ time (8 pm ET). Under card candidates will take the stage for one hour at 3:00 pm (6 pm ET).

This was the criteria used for determining the top card candidate’s standing. The following candidates will be onstage at the main event: Donald Trump: (25.22), Ben Carson: (19.78), Marco Rubio: (9.67), Jeb Bush: (8.11), Carly Fiorina: (8.11), Ted Cruz: (6.89), Mike Huckabee: (3.56), Chris Christie: (3.00), John Kasich: (3.00), and Rand Paul: (3.00).

Their eligibility is based on aggregated national polls conducted by NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg. 

In what should be their last stand, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham, the same four candidates who appeared in the previous second tier debate are back. They each have met the minimum threshold of one percent in any one of the specified group of national polls.

Hosted by CNBC, the three moderators are John Harwood, the network’s chief Washington correspondent, Becky Quick, co-anchor of the Wall Street-focused show “Squawk Box,” and Quick’s co-anchor, Carl Quintanilla.

Tune in and watch on Cox Channel 62, Dish Channel 208, or Direct TV Channel 355. KFYI Radio 550-AM will broadcast only the main debate. Listen Live here.

Mark your calendars. A fourth Republican debate is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will be hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal.

12 Responses to 3rd GOP debate tonight: Main event 5 PM (AZ time)

  1. Clementine says:

    The RNC should tell Santorum, Jindal, Pataki, and Graham their time has come and GONE. I hope the viewing numbers are so low they realize it’s time to give their mega egos a rest. Jindal is the only one of that pack with vision and passion, but he’s young and there could be another day for him. This isn’t it.

  2. StetsonXXX says:

    Perfect link under Jeb! Bush’s name. That could explain why he’s sinking like a rock. Outside of his dynastic family and establishment amnesty supporter Karl Rove, he has no base. Two Bush presidencies were quite enough.

    • Doc says:

      ..as jeb? got to goin’ on…
      …wait for it…
      FANTASY FOOTBALL?!?!?!?!
      ..even christie outsmarted him. jeb? is an absolute disgrace, & has NO CLUE what’s goin’ on. HE wants to have his hand on th’ big red button? I just don’t think so. His Father was a schmuck, his brother was a napoleon, & he’s…a R.I.N.O. MORON. He needs to go hang out with harry reid & mcTraitor….

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    As a longtime elected Precinct Committeeman, I’m an avid political watcher and active participant. But I’m not the least bit interested in the second tier candidates flexing their blather. I’m hoping for a Carson/Cruz ticket. Trump should be appointed to head the Commerce Department and Bobby Jindal Secretary of Energy. Anyone supporting Common Core, such as Jeb B needs to be kept far away from our education policy and America’s students.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Check This Out:
    GOP consultant Rick Wilson gives interview in which he states that the GOP “establishment” needs to put a bullet in Trump.

    Here’s the link:

    • Former GOP PC1 says:

      Not much of a surprise, is it? The establishment can’t control Trump, so he’s got to go. Fortunately Trump is a billionaire and doesn’t need the “donor” class.

      My wife and I had to go, too. McCain and his operatives took out many longtime, hardworking conservative precinct committeemen in retaliation for the embarrassing censures he so richly deserved. He colluded against us with Liberals, though we’ve been elected in our precincts for years and do the work of getting the vote out. Señor Juan McAmnesty would rather support and install Democrats than conservatives.


    • LD 28 voter says:

      Nothing else needs to be said after Wilson’s statement

      “Trump is still a very powerful force right now” because he appeals to part of the of the conservative base that Wilson said was activated by his “nativist” message.

      Give me a break !

      He needs to go back to DC and find a hole to hide in.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    In the car earlier this afternoon – Hugh Hubris Hewitt had McCain on the show. Before the segment ended, McCain said to Mr. Hubris – something to the effect that ‘you’re doing a great job on the Sunday shows.’ Hugh said – oh now that’s gonna hurt – everybody will call me a RINO! McCain said ‘ you’re a voice of reason.’

    It was a love fest between two quintessential establishment RINO lefty’s. Sickening.

  6. Night Owl says:

    Unbelievably partisan “debate” tonight. The “journalists” were shamelessly doing Hillary’s work for her. It’s over for Jeb Bush. He was unable to connect. I predict Jeb! and Paul will be the first to shuffle off. Surprisingly, Chris Christy did well. Cruz was stellar. Trump was more reasonable and Carson cool and brilliant. Rubio sounds good, but is tied to McCain and amnesty no matter how he attempts to reconfigure the truth. I’m also tired of hearing that his father was a bartender and his mother was a maid. That played well the first couple of times. Now I just count the seconds till he brings it up again. I should start making bets. I’d clean up. He never fails.

    • Doc says:

      Rubio’s parental comments “played well” as you said. They’re old & tired now, just like mcTraitor’s war stories. My Grandfather was a China Marine, & served 36 years in “The Corps”. He would not speak of it, only saying, “That was a different time, & I simply did what I had to do.” Most of the “Hard Core” Vets that I know, even recent ones, don’t really wanna’ talk about it.

      • Army Of One says:

        Not Johnny Mac. He not only “talks about it,” but milks it. Many of those who served with him refute his recollections of his own heroism.

  7. State Delegate says:

    National Review has an excellent montage of cuts from the leftwing sabotage erroneously portrayed as a debate last night.

    What a farce!!! Republicans should skip these events unless there are ground rules for the hosts as well as the candidates.