Ahead of the Florida primary scheduled to take place on March 15, the four Republican candidates will be taking to the stage to debate on Thursday.
Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich will be participating in the debate.
The event – hosted by CNN, Salem Media Group, The Washington Times and the Republican National Committee – will be held at the University of Miami at 8:30 p.m. ET. With the votes cast in four states on Tuesday, and the upcoming primaries in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri and Ohio, the debate will prove to be vital.
The debate will be broadcasted live on CNN. Internet users will be able to stream it live on CNN.com. It will also simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Espanol, while Salem Radio Network is the exclusive radio broadcaster, CNN reports.
Jake Tapper will be moderating the debate. In addition, CNN’s Dana Bash, Salem talk radio host Hugh Hewitt and The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan will be joining Tapper as questioners.
At present, Trump stands as the front runner having gathered 446 delegates. Maintaining a healthy lead over the other candidates, the business mogul is a likely nominee, according to International Business Times. Cruz is placed at the second spot, with 337 delegates. Meanwhile, Rubio and Kasich, who failed to make an impression, are lined up for contests in their home states next Tuesday.
According to USA Today, the Republicans will be meeting in Salt Lake City on March 21, after which there is a possibility of one more debate in April in New York, USA Today reports.
On the other side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads ahead of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Nevertheless, his recent success in Michigan (Clinton tasted victory in Mississippi) has surprised a lot of people. There are two debates, one in April and one in May, slated for the Democrats; however, the dates and locations are pending.