We’re down to just six major candidates in the Republican field who will be on stage tonight for the last debate before the South Carolina primary next Saturday. Tonight’s debate will be aired on CBS and moderated by John Dickerson, live from The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
CBS News Republican Debate
9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)

Live Stream: CBSNews.com

Moderator: John Dickerson
Candidates: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Kasich, Carson

Report from AL.com:

The smaller field of Republican candidates will meet Saturday, Feb. 13 in Greenville, South Carolina, with presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson squaring off ahead of the primaries in the state.

The debate will be aired Feb. 13 on CBS starting at 9 p.m. ET from the Peace Center in South Carolina. “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson will be the lead moderator with Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent at CBS News, and Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal also asking questions to candidates. To qualify for the debates, 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 is the first since the New Hampshire primaries where Trump came in first and Kasich a surprising second. After poor showings in the primary, contenders Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie dropped out of the race.

If this debate follows the trajectory of the campaign this week, we’re in for a bumpy ride. Bush and Kasich are attacking Rubio, Cruz is attacking Trump, Carson is attacking Cruz, and they’re all generally attacking each other. Campaigns are bound to turn negative, especially as the stakes get higher heading into primary season. South Carolina will be an important contest since it might usher in the end of the Bush campaign without a strong showing. The same holds true for Kasich, and possibly even Rubio.

We’ll have the full debate video after it airs.

27 COMMENTS

      • You know! He’s going to have great policies and the best people and [fill in your own meaningless platitude here] did I tell you it’s a movement and he’s setting attendance records. Now that I actually think about it I suddenly realize I have no idea how he’s going to do anything and I’m getting the creepy feeling that neither does he.

    • Watch them compete for how they want to keep President Obama from appointing a replacement and how Scalia was their ideal Justice.

      • I don’t blame them. The Democrats want to make the appointments as badly and the Republicans, and have said so many times. It’;s been key to the debates so far

          • I am unsure how your contention about appointees past has anything to do with my contention that there is almost always partisan bickering over Supreme court nominees, especially in election years. The Democrats want Obama to appoint a Liberal. The Republicans want a Conservative. And Ne’er the twain shall meet
            Welcome to the post Bush and Obama world

    • Not so interesting or intense as it could’ve been… 4 to 4 votes from now on till the new nominee gets pushed through… Save us Paul Ryan you must fall on your sword just like your feckless predecessor Boner did or the current president might get his way, oh my! Not another centrists judge that will do a competent job for America instead of a judicial activist like Antoni Scalia… sorry folks there has not been

  1. Mystifying why Trump attacked George Bush. SC people like him, and he’ll be there this week. What was Trump thinking?

  2. By Matt Viser, Globe Staff , February 06, 2016

    LACONIA, N.H. — Sitting on his campaign bus — laptop, turkey
    jerky, and coffee all nearby — Jeb Bush was befuddled over his
    campaign’s failure to capture more attention from the news media.

    “I could drop my pants,” he said in an interview. “Moon the whole crowd. Everybody would be aghast, except the press guys would never notice.”

  3. What a disappointing “debate”… I knew Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine… & none of these candidates are airaparent to the Reagan legacy! Anyone remember Iran-Contra… what did the president know and when did he know it? I have not seen any leaks… any leaks. CBS’s Valentine’s day color choice of a pink background made all the candidates look soft on communism or pro-gaymarige… the field is thinning but the antics and the rhetoric is a National disgrace… either way it all hurts the GOP. BORK!

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