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.