In the first week of December, NewsNation will hold the fourth Republican National Committee presidential debate before the 2024 primary. It will be broadcast live, streamed online, and available on the NewsNation app.
How to watch the fourth Republican Presidential Debate
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott withdrew from the Republican presidential contest, which has gradually gotten smaller throughout the campaign season.
This withdrawal occurred after the third primary debate in early November.
Less than two months before the Iowa primaries, the remaining candidates are:
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
- Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
- Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy
- Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
- Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
However, the latter two did not advance to the third debate round.
While former President Donald Trump, who is the front-runner in the Republican field based on polls from FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics, has refrained from participating in debates, several contenders have engaged in fierce competition in the three preceding debates in an attempt to close the support gap with Trump and set themselves apart on policy.
Requirements set by RNC for the fourth Republican debate
The Republican National Committee, or RNC, raised the bar for candidates wishing to participate in the debate stage before the fourth one.
According to the RNC news release, to appear at a podium in December, candidates must be polling at 6% or above in two national surveys or at 6% in one early state poll from two separate “carve out” states, which are listed as Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
This is more than the 4% requirement that was set for the third debate that took place at the beginning of November.
Among other requirements, the polls must also survey at least 8,000 registered potential Republican voters.
Candidates must raise a minimum of 80,000 unique donors to their principal presidential campaign committee, with at least 200 unique donors in 20 or more states or territories each.
This contrasts with the previous debate, which required at least 70,000 unique donors.
When, Where and Who is going to moderate the Fourth Debate?
The fourth Republican National Convention Debate
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
At 8 p.m. ET
|Date||December 6, 2023|
The fourth Republican National Convention debate will be held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on December 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
Megyn Kelly, host of “The Megyn Kelly Show” on SiriusXM, Elizabeth Vargas, the Peabody Award-winning anchor of NewsNation’s “Elizabeth Vargas Reports,” and Eliana Johnson, editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon, will moderate.
How to watch the Republican Debate
You can watch the fourth Republican debate in two ways.
NewsNation will broadcast the live debate at 8 p.m. ET on December 6. You can locate NewsNation on your own with the help of the ChannelFinder app.
Additionally, the broadcast television network The CW will air it simultaneously in the Eastern and Central time zones.
In addition, NewsNation will be providing viewers with a variety of viewpoints throughout the day with its special coverage, which will air at the end of the two-hour debate and feature leading political commentators.
The NewsNation website will broadcast the debate live starting at 8 p.m. ET. Additionally, nearly 200 local TV stations on Nexstar’s website will stream it.
Depending on your device, you may also download the NewsNation app to watch the debate online.
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