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All six remaining major GOP presidential candidates have qualified for CBS News’ Republican debate in South Carolina tonight. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John Kasich will participate in the debate in Greenville, South Carolina.
Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropped out of the race earlier this week, Jim Gilmore, previously relegated to the second tier stage, did not qualify for this debate, receiving only 12 votes from Iowa caucus voters. He suspended his campaign Friday. Real Clear Politics’ most recent aggregated polling numbers can be viewed here.
Face the Nation anchor and CBS News political director John Dickerson will be the debate’s main moderator. He will be joined by CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel.
The debate will air live on CBS from 7 to 9 p.m. Arizona time. (9 to 11 p.m. ET).