Tonight’s GOP presidential forum will take place at the Fox Theater in Detroit during a pivotal point in the election cycle — just two days after Super Tuesday — and ahead of key primary elections in Michigan on March 8 and both Florida and Ohio on March 15.
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With Dr. Ben Carson‘s announcement that he doesn’t “see a political path forward” in the Republican presidential nomination process, he will not participate in the presidential debate in his hometown of Detroit. Carson is still scheduled to appear Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C.
The four remaining candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich.
Fox News moderators for this debate are Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. Tonight’s event will be the first time Trump and Kelly face one another since the August debate that went south. Trump then skipped the January debate. Kelly now appears conciliatory with this recent statement: “Frankly, I have been ready for seven months to move beyond what happened after that August debate. I feel like it’s getting boring. Trump has bigger things to worry about, and so do I,” she said.
The cable channel’s August debate attracted a record-breaking 24 million viewers for a presidential primary debate. The January forum without Trump drew about half as many viewers — still the second-largest audience in the network’s history.