The third Republican Presidential Debate takes place tonight from the University of Colorado in Boulder. The event will be aired on CNBC and the primetime broadcast will feature all Republican candidates polling at least three percent in a series of national polls. The remaining candidates will appear at an earlier debate during the 6pm ET hour (3pm PT).

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
CNBC’s “The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote”

Aired On: CNBC (Channel finder)
Live Stream: (Cable/satellite subscription required or signup for 7 day free trial of CNBC Pro)
Moderators: Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, and John Harwood

Main Debate 8pm ET (7pm CT, 5pm PT)
Candidates: Trump, Carson, Rubio, Bush, Fiorina, Cruz, Huckabee, Christie, Kasich, Paul

Undercard Debate 6pm ET (5pm CT, 3pm PT)
Candidates: Santorum, Pataki, Graham, Jindal (Jindal has said he might not attend)

Report from USAToday:

The private and public sectors battle it out Wednesday as Republican presidential candidates from the business and political worlds meet for their third debate.

In a session devoted to the economy, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are expected to argue that their private-sector experience makes them better bets to handle the economy and the presidency.

The trio will face seven current and former officeholders who say government experience is essential preparation for the Oval Office.

That group features current or former governors — Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee — as well as three U.S. senators: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

Amid the economic policy discussions at the University in Colorado in Boulder on Wednesday night will also be a healthy dose of politics.

Stan Collender, executive vice president at the Qorvis MSLGROUP public affairs firm, said the candidates will be appealing strictly to the Republican base of conservative voters when it comes to issues like federal spending, deficit reduction, free trade and tax cuts.

“These are not economic plans,” Collender said. “They’re throwing red meat to the primary voters.”

As noted, CNBC has decided to limit their online streaming to users with a cable or satellite subscription which must be authenticated to view. The other option is to signup for the CNBC Pro service which offers a seven day free trial. Just be certain to cancel it after the debate or you’ll be charged when the seven days is up. I wish I had better news for everyone wishing to stream, unfortunately that authority resides with CNBC.

If I was the Chairman of the Republican Party, which I’m not, I would demand that each debate also be streamed freely available to anyone online who wishes to view it. That should be part of the agreement when media outlets request rights to host a debate.

The bottom line is that we will have the full debate video available after it airs, just like we always do. So if you miss it live, watch it here. Install our 2016 Election Mobile App and receive push notifications when the debate videos have been posted.


  1. This’ll be the first Moron-a-thon I’ve gotten to see this round/season/wtfe. No doubt the only living patriot Rand Paul will crush the competition the same way GWAR did Cyndi Lauper’s “She Bop”.

      • It is an outrage that the station attempts to force viewers to pay to see political debates on their station, something which is not done by even Fox News. I will watch it for free at you tube tomorrow. Another reason that broadcaster is dubbed the Commie News Network!

        • Quite the opposite. I don’t think anyone forced a cable-membership “poll tax” until Fox did it. There was NO way for us to watch the Fox debate. At all.

          At least with CNBC, all you had to do tonight was sign up for their FREE trial.

          You’re calling CNBC commie??? Didn’t you ever watch the network or tonight’s commentary? They even called the GOP “our” party in their discussions.

        • Yea it puzzles me, but I streamed it live by just searching “cnbc live stream” and opening up a few results until I found the right one. CNN was tough to find for the dem debate, not really though but compared to cnbc, which was the 3rd search result down.

    • Swastika Boy — the only moron-a-thon is your nonstop repetitive reference of the GOP debates as such….

      Just spamming this same-old tripe is your best “contribution” here…?

  2. After tonight we’ll get to say Bye, Bye to dynastic wannabe Jeb Bush.

    Excerpt from the article below:

    “In short, the vultures are circling. Bush’s entire campaign argument was centered on inevitability,
    but the nomination no longer looks so inevitable. Many of the people
    who signed on to his team — especially on the donor side — did so
    because they wanted to be with the guy they thought would be the winner.
    If Jeb doesn’t look like that guy anymore, there will be a lot of
    people itching to jump ship.”

    • Hillary:

      Is that a prediction that JEB will drop out tomorrow? Otherwise, could you give us a clear forecast? It’s nice to have specific claims to hang you with.

      I’m not disagreeing that Jebby will bite the dust. It’s just your tone that is annoying. It’s not exactly a groundbreaking insight. Jeb was supposed to walk away with it, as your buddy, Hillary, seems to be doing.

      JEB was always thought of as “the smart brother,” and has been a disappointment in just about every interview or speech. But “centrists” will need an alternative before burying Bush–and now, Absentee-Senator Rubio is getting negative attention of his own.

      That’s what’s gonna keep JEB going, probably up to the primaries, I figure.

  3. I’m watching he kiddie-debate. When the commercials come on, they just go to blank screen and silence. I’d rather have the commercials. Why are they denying their advertisers these eyeballs? Maybe the ads are all local?

  4. Everybody’s going over their time. What they should do is keep a clock on every candidate, and if the go over this time, it takes away from the time for their next response. THAT would add some civility.

  5. Anyone of merit watch the lower tier debate?

    Please, give us your dissection.

    Missed it, only saw Graham declare afterwards — War, War, War…to “fix” our foreign policy.


    p.s. taping the main attraction on DVR at 8pm ET — so I can watch just the salient points tomorrow (and will dissect it later).

  6. This is an entertainment show rather than a serious debate, tackling truly pressing issues. Graham, begging (!) to become Commander in Chief, embodies this quite fittingly. It’s a show. And thus, it’s a shame for the Republican Party.

  7. It is an outrage that CNN tries to force viewers to buy into their service in order to watch th debate. I will see it for free at you tube tomorrow.

    • It is CNBC, not CNN hosting the debate tonight. This is what happens when corporations are allowed to buy debates for ratings, instead of putting them on PBS where they truly belong, so more of the American people can watch.

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