Third Republican Debate: Date, Time, and Candidates

Third Republican Debate: Date, Time, and Candidates

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, be ready for another Republican debate. A few things to be aware of before the third Republican presidential debate of 2023, if you intend to watch, are as follows.

I know you’re wondering when the debate is. Who’s going to show up? Where can I watch the debate? As well as if another Republican debate will follow it.

Everything there is to know about the upcoming Republican debate is covered here!

When is the Republican Debate?

Third Republican Presidential Debate
Date November 8, 2023
Day Wednesday
Time 8:00 PM ET
Location Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami

On Wednesday, November 8, in Miami, there will be the third Republican presidential debate.

The “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker, and “The Hugh Hewitt Show” host Hugh Hewitt will moderate the debate, which is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. ET.

According to reports, it will be harder to achieve the standards for the third debate of the 2024 Republican presidential primary than for the second.

To be eligible for the debate, candidates must receive 70,000 unique donors and score at least 4% in multiple polls.

Numerous campaigns claim they are eligible for the Nov. 8, 2023, debate.

Where can I watch the Debate?

In partnership with the Republican Jewish Coalition, the third presidential debate will take place.

It will be broadcast on TV, streaming platforms, and digital platforms of NBC News from the Adrienne Arsht Centre for the Performing Arts in Miami-Dade County from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Additionally, the online website Rumble, a video-sharing platform with a predominately right-wing viewership, will Livestream it.

Live coverage of the debate will be available on NBC as well as NBC’s digital and streaming platforms, including Peacock.

NBC is included in most cable TV packages. Peacock is currently only $6 a month if you would like to join.

You can watch the debate on Sling TV if the channel isn’t part of your cable TV package or if you don’t have a cable TV subscription. On Noticias Telemundo, it will also be accessible with translations.

Who are the Participants in the Debate?

The RNC specified some requirements that the debating candidates had to fulfil, such as completing deadlines set by the Federal Election Committee and achieving greater polling and donor metrics than in the previous two debates.

They also had to affix their signatures to a promise endorsing the party’s eventual nominee. To be eligible for the debate, candidates must receive at least 4% of the vote in multiple polls and 70,000 unique donors.

The GOP has not yet confirmed the candidates for Wednesday’s debate, but a number of them—including Sen. Tim Scott, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy—have stated that they meet the requirements.

So, they believe they have already met the requirement criteria and will be attending the debate.

Chris Christie

Chris Christie, The former governor of New Jersey, made another bid for the Republican nomination.

Christie severed connections with the former president after the attack on the Capitol building on Jan. 6, and he has since positioned himself as the conservative alternative for Trump.

Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has modified his campaign strategy within the past few weeks. They changed course to concentrate on matters voters find important, such as inflation and immigration.

In addition to being the target of Trump’s campaign advertisements, DeSantis has come under fire from Republicans for his stance on immigration and for signing state laws restricting access to abortion.

Although he is regarded by many as the most likely Gop rival to Trump, his campaign has had difficulties.

Nikki Haley

Former governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the UN, has recently seen an increase in polling in a few states, including New Hampshire.

Despite Trump’s continued lead in the polls, voters in New Hampshire, one of the early primary states, caution him against taking their support for granted.

Haley was the first to oppose the former president.

In the second GOP debate, she engaged in a heated dispute about energy policy with DeSantis and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. She also made a notable jab at fellow opponent Vivek Ramaswamy.

Vivek Ramaswamy

Vivek Ramaswamy, One of the younger GOP contenders, has gained popularity among young people through podcasts and TikTok, a strategy that other contenders have criticized.

In conservative circles, the former IT and finance executive has been a well-known voice criticizing “woke” ISM and the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement. Ramaswamy gained momentum after the initial GOP debate.

Tim Scott

Another competitor from South Carolina, Sen. Tim Scott, brings diverse experience and upbringing to the Republican party, which white people dominate.

Scott has made border policy his main concern over the past few months.

In his criticism of President Joe Biden, he pointed out that problems at the border ought to take priority over climate change since Biden chose to visit picketing auto workers rather than the border.

Non-Eligible Participants

Governors Doug Burgum of North Dakota and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas are ineligible to participate in the debate.

Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and former Vice President Mike Pence are among the candidates who have withdrawn.

Will Donald Trump attend this Debate?

Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the nomination, is eligible to attend but has chosen not to.

The former president did not attend the first and second debates. A spokesman for the Trump campaign announced in September that the president will not be attending even the third debate.

It is safe to say Trump will not be present at the debating session. The former president is scheduled to host a rally at 7 p.m. ET. At the Ted Hendricks Stadium near Hialeah, Florida.

About the author

Nancy Beverly

Nancy Beverly is a prominent political journalist and editor at World-Wire, known for her sharp analysis and deep understanding of global politics. With a Master's degree in Political Science, she excels in breaking down complex political issues, making them relatable to the public. At World-Wire, Nancy crafts compelling political narratives covering everything from local governance to international relations. Recognized for her expertise, she received the 'Excellence in Political Journalism' award in 2021. Nancy's work not only informs but also enriches her readers' understanding of political dynamics.

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