With Ben Carson bowing out of the race, the debate stage will be down to just four candidates tonight in Detroit for a debate sponsored by the Fox News Channel. The festivities begin at 9pm ET (6pm PT).

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fox News Republican Debate
9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Live Stream: FoxNews.com
Moderators: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace

Candidates: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich
Location: Detroit, Michigan

Report from Fox News:

Fox News Channel will present a crucial Republican presidential debate on Thursday – live from Detroit’s Fox Theater – just days before Michigan voters make their choice.

Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace will return to moderate the two-hour forum, which starts at 9:00pm ET on Fox News Channel and will be streaming live on FoxNews.com.

You can also listen live on Fox News Radio and watch live via Fox News Go.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich will face off for the first time after the important Super Tuesday contests.

This debate will be the third presented by Fox News of the 2016 campaign. It comes just ahead of key primary votes in Michigan on March 8, and Florida and Ohio on March 15.

The previous two GOP debates were the highest-rated telecasts in the network’s history – with August’s debate garnering a record-breaking 24 million viewers.

“There’s a lot to talk about. There are questions we’ve been working on that haven’t been asked. And likely there are going to be some fireworks,” Bret said.

I expect the attacks on Donald Trump to continue, especially given how it seemed to have an impact on his Super Tuesday performance if you examine the polling. He under-performed polls in several states which means the polls were wrong, or the attacks from Rubio and Cruz have eroded some of his support. I suspect a combination of both.

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