CBS Debate Face-off Between Top GOP Contenders in South Carolina Tonight
The Republican field has been narrowed to a small group of presidential hopefuls. The six remaining major GOP presidential candidates have qualified for CBS News’ Republican debate in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday night, including: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich.
To qualify for the debate, candidates had to place among the top five finishers in New Hampshire, the top three in Iowa and top give in an average of national and South Carolina polls.
The debate will be aired tonight on CBS from 9 p.m. EST to 11 p.m. EST from the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson will be the lead moderator along with Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent at CBS News. Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal will also be asking questions to candidates.
The CBS debate is the final one before the South Carolina Republican Primary on Feb. 20.
Republicans will debate three more times after this week. The next GOP debate is set for Feb. 25 in Houston, Texas. It will be aired on CNN and Telemundo.