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”
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.